Samuel Rogal's A William Somerset Maugham Encyclopedia (Music Reference PDF

By Samuel Rogal

William Somerset Maugham used to be essentially the most renowned and winning British writers of his time. From October 1897, while he accomplished his scientific schooling at St. Thomas's clinic in London, till his dying 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 mirror the tensions of the Boer conflict, international struggle I, and international conflict II; the lavishness of the top degrees of British and American society through the first six many years of the twentieth century; the glamor of Hollywood, Paris, ny, San Francisco, and London; and the romance of China, Malaya, Borneo, and India. His recognition introduced him prosperity. At a 1962 public sale, 35 of his work offered for almost $1.5 million; bequests in his will totaled $280,000; his royalties over the past ten years of his lifestyles averaged $50,000 according to 12 months; and his Riviera property, bought in 1927 for $48,000, offered for $730,000 in 1967.

This reference booklet is a consultant to Maugham's interesting existence and profession. the quantity starts with a short dialogue of the significance of Maugham's lifestyles and paintings, by way of 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 relatives; the people 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 historic, cultural, social, and political concerns that ruled his lifestyles and occupation. every one access closes with a quick bibliography, and the amount features a chosen bibliography of serious studies.

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