By Samuel Rogal
William Somerset Maugham was once essentially the most renowned and winning British writers of his time. From October 1897, whilst he accomplished his scientific schooling at St. Thomas's health facility in London, until eventually his demise in December 1965, Maugham wrote twenty novels, stuffed 9 volumes together with his brief tales, wrote thirty-one performs, and released seven volumes of prose nonfiction. His writings mirror the tensions of the Boer struggle, international struggle I, and global battle II; the lavishness of the top degrees of British and American society through the first six a long time of the twentieth century; the glamor of Hollywood, Paris, long island, San Francisco, and London; and the romance of China, Malaya, Borneo, and India. His acceptance introduced him prosperity. At a 1962 public sale, 35 of his work bought for almost $1.5 million; bequests in his will totaled $280,000; his royalties over the last ten years of his lifestyles averaged $50,000 consistent with 12 months; and his Riviera property, bought in 1927 for $48,000, offered for $730,000 in 1967.
This reference booklet is a advisor to Maugham's interesting existence and occupation. the amount starts with a quick dialogue of the significance of Maugham's existence and paintings, via an in depth 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 relations; the people whom he knew and with whom he linked; the locations the place he lived and to which he journeyed, really the towns and villages that he inserted into his works; and the historic, cultural, social, and political concerns that ruled his lifestyles and profession. every one access closes with a short bibliography, and the quantity encompasses a chosen bibliography of severe studies.
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A William Somerset Maugham Encyclopedia (Music Reference Collection; 60) by Samuel Rogal