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By Samuel J. Rogal

William Somerset Maugham was once essentially the most renowned and profitable British writers of his time. From October 1897, whilst he accomplished his clinical schooling at St. Thomas's medical institution in London, till his loss of life in December 1965, Maugham wrote twenty novels, crammed 9 volumes together with his brief tales, wrote thirty-one performs, and released seven volumes of prose nonfiction. His writings replicate the tensions of the Boer conflict, international battle I, and global battle II; the lavishness of the top degrees of British and American society in the course of the first six many years of the twentieth century; the glamor of Hollywood, Paris, manhattan, San Francisco, and London; and the romance of China, Malaya, Borneo, and India.

This reference e-book is a consultant to Maugham's attention-grabbing lifestyles and profession. the amount starts off with a quick dialogue of the significance of Maugham's lifestyles and paintings, by way of a close chronology of significant biographical and literary occasions. via a number of hundred alphabetically prepared entries, the encyclopedia overviews Maugham's drama, fiction, and prose nonfiction; his relatives; the folks whom he knew and with whom he linked; the locations the place he lived and to which he journeyed, rather the towns and villages that he inserted into his works; and the old, cultural, social, and political matters that ruled his existence and occupation. every one access closes with a short bibliography, and the amount encompasses a chosen bibliography of severe reports.

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That lack of success on the stage has yielded little or no critical attention. The hackneyed plot of the piece spins its tiresome web about the repressive (but sometimes repressed) husband theme, specifically, the humorless and rumbling London barrister †Valentine Lefevre. He tries, in the end without success, to keep his widowed mother dependent on him, to prevent his daughter, †Enid Lefevre, from an engagement to the man she really loves, and to achieve domination over his dominating wife, †Hermione.

BROOKS, JOHN ELLINGHAM (1864–1929). The sixteen-year-old *Maugham first met Brooks at the Grabau pension in Heidelberg in 1890. A *homosexual, with whom Maugham had his first such affair, he had studied at Cambridge, read for the bar, and then determined to devote himself to literature. He went to *Capri following the 1895 trial and conviction of *Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) for homosexual practices and spent the remainder of his life there. ), a lesbian and coal-mine heiress from Pennsylvania; their marriage lasted little more than a year.

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