By Samuel Rogal
William Somerset Maugham used to be probably the most renowned and winning British writers of his time. From October 1897, whilst he accomplished his clinical schooling at St. Thomas's health facility in London, till his loss of life in December 1965, Maugham wrote twenty novels, stuffed 9 volumes along with his brief tales, wrote thirty-one performs, and released seven volumes of prose nonfiction. His writings replicate the tensions of the Boer warfare, international struggle I, and global struggle II; the lavishness of the top degrees of British and American society through the first six a long time of the 20 th century; the glamor of Hollywood, Paris, manhattan, 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 in step with 12 months; and his Riviera property, bought in 1927 for $48,000, bought for $730,000 in 1967.
This reference publication is a consultant to Maugham's interesting existence and occupation. the quantity starts off with a short dialogue of the significance of Maugham's existence and paintings, by way of an in depth chronology of vital biographical and literary occasions. via a number of hundred alphabetically prepared entries, the encyclopedia overviews Maugham's drama, fiction, and prose nonfiction; his kinfolk; the folks whom he knew and with whom he linked; the locations the place he lived and to which he journeyed, fairly the towns and villages that he inserted into his works; and the ancient, cultural, social, and political concerns that ruled his lifestyles and occupation. each one access closes with a quick bibliography, and the quantity incorporates a chosen bibliography of severe studies.
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A William Somerset Maugham Encyclopedia (Music Reference Collection; 60) by Samuel Rogal