W. Somerset Maugham and the quest for freedom.

by Calder, Robert

Publisher: Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y

Written in English
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  • Maugham, W. Somerset -- 1874-1965

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Bibliography: p. [317]-321.

The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 324 p.
Number of Pages324
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15095422M
ISBN 10043410504X
LC Control Number71186013
OCLC/WorldCa643530

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Somerset Maugham and the Quest for Freedom. New York: Doubleday & Company, This post reviews Robert Lorin Calder's W. Somerset Maugham & the Quest for Freedom, a book length criticism on Maugham's novels, short stories, drama, travel books, and essays. The Quest for Freedom.

The title of this book is telling of Calder's main thesis. ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages 25 cm: Contents: Biographical Introduction --"Liza of Lambeth" and the Novels of Misery --Seven Early Novels: Experiments and Potboilers --"Of Human Bondage" and the Novels of Apprenticeship --"The Moon and Sixpence" and the Artist-Hero Novels --Marriage: A Condition of Bondage --"Cakes and Ales" --The.

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The latter won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non. Somerset Maugham (–) was a British novelist, playwright, and short story writer. Maugham studied medicine, later becoming a surgeon.

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He was born in Paris, orphaned at ten, and abruptly transported first to the house of a provincial English clergyman uncle and then to the harsh environment of a British boarding school/5(3).

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William Somerset Maugham was born on 25 January at the British Embassy in Paris. He became an orphan at the age of 10 and returned to England where he would be raised by his uncle. He attended King’s School in Canterbury. Somerset Maugham spent a year in Heidelberg, Germany, where he studied literature, philosophy.

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Somerset Maugham's Introduction to Modern English and American Literature, New Home Library. Far eastern Tales is a collection of Maugham's short stories, all born of his experiences in Malaysia, Singapore, and other outposts of the former British Empire. The stories included on this recording are Footprints in the Jungle, Mabel, P & O, The Door of Oportunity, The Buried Talent, Before the Party, Mr.

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