By Samuel Rogal
William Somerset Maugham was once probably the most renowned and profitable British writers of his time. From October 1897, whilst he accomplished his scientific schooling at St. Thomas's sanatorium in London, until eventually his dying 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 conflict, global warfare I, and international warfare 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, 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 bought 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 in step with 12 months; and his Riviera property, bought in 1927 for $48,000, bought for $730,000 in 1967.
This reference e-book is a consultant to Maugham's interesting lifestyles and occupation. the quantity starts off with a short dialogue of the significance of Maugham's existence and paintings, via an in depth chronology of significant biographical and literary occasions. via numerous 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 areas the place he lived and to which he journeyed, quite the towns and villages that he inserted into his works; and the old, cultural, social, and political matters that ruled his existence and profession. each one access closes with a quick bibliography, and the quantity incorporates a chosen bibliography of serious studies.
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A William Somerset Maugham Encyclopedia (Music Reference Collection; 60) by Samuel Rogal