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The secret lives of Somerset Maugham

Selina Hastings

The secret lives of Somerset Maugham

by Selina Hastings

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Published by John Murray in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography,
  • English Authors

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementSelina Hastings
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6025.A86 Z6123 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination614 p. :
    Number of Pages614
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24844751M
    ISBN 100719565545
    ISBN 109780719565540
    LC Control Number2011389054
    OCLC/WorldCa390673543

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    Monumentally engaging account of W. Somerset Maugham’s fiercely protected personal life (–). On the surface, Maugham’s life was fulfilling and successful. His many plays, novels and stories earned him great fame and wealth, and his marriage to the socialite Syrie Wellcome provided him with a posh London home complete with lavish Author: Selina Hastings. Get this from a library! The secret lives of Somerset Maugham. [Selina Hastings] -- Biographer Selina Hastings has had access to Maugham's extensive private correspondence as well as to important family testimony, to shed new light on this complex and extraordinary writer.


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Decem at am (Book review, books) William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris inthe youngest of four boys. While his older brothers were away at boarding school in England, young Willie basked in the exclusive adoration of his beautiful mother Edith.

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The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham is the first comprehensive biography to appear in twenty years, and her addition to Maugham studies draws for the first time on Maugham’s private papers, previously withheld by his estate, and on a transcript of an unpublished interview with Maugham’s daughter, whom Maugham attempted to disinherit Author: Selina Hastings.

The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham portrays in full for the first time Maugham’s disastrous marriage to Syrie Wellcome, a manipulative society woman of dubious morality who trapped Maugham with a pregnancy and an attempted suicide.

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