W. Somerset Maugham Wikipedia. William Somerset Maugham. Born. William Somerset Maugham1. January 1. 87. 4UK Embassy, Paris, France. Died. 16 December 1. Nice, Alpes Maritimes, France. Occupation. Playwright, novelist, short story writer. Alma mater. St Thomass Hospital Medical School now part of Kings College London, M. Hd Loader Free Crack 2 there. B. B. S., 1. 89. 7Notable works. Of Human Bondage. The Moon and Sixpence. Cakes and Ale. The Razors Edge. Spouse. Syrie Wellcome m. Children. Mary Elizabeth Maugham1. Alan Searle adopted, 1. William Somerset Maugham. CH MAWM 2. 5 January 1. I/41j76RLFwCL.jpg' alt='Somerset Maugham Short Stories Pdf' title='Somerset Maugham Short Stories Pdf' />William Somerset Maugham smst mm, Paris, 25 janvier 1874 SaintJeanCapFerrat, 16 dcembre 1965 est un romancier, nouvelliste et dramaturge. W. Somerset Maugham 1874 1965 was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. Born in the British Embassy in Paris, where his father worked, Maugham. December 1. 96. 5, better known as W. Somerset Maugham, was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1. After losing both his parents by the age of 1. Maugham was raised by a paternal uncle who was emotionally cold. Not wanting to become a lawyer like other men in his family, Maugham eventually trained and qualified as a physician. The initial run of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth 1. Maugham gave up medicine to write full time. During the First World War he served with the Red Cross and in the ambulance corps, before being recruited in 1. British Secret Intelligence Service, for which he worked in Switzerland and Russia before the October Revolution of 1. During and after the war, he travelled in India and Southeast Asia these experiences were reflected in later short stories and novels. Childhood and educationeditMaughams father, Robert Ormond Maugham, was a lawyer who handled the legal affairs of the British embassy in Paris. Since French law declared that all children born on French soil could be conscripted for military service, his father arranged for Maugham to be born at the embassy, technically on British soil. His grandfather, another Robert, was a prominent lawyer and co founder of the Law Society of England and Wales. Maugham refers to this grandfathers writings in Chapter 6 his literary memoir, The Summing Up. Library at the British Museum there is a long list of his legal works. He wrote only one book that was not of this character. CD26030541.jpg' alt='Somerset Maugham Short Stories Pdf' title='Somerset Maugham Short Stories Pdf' />It was a collection of essays that he had contributed to the solid magazines of the day and he issued it, as became his sense of decorum, anonymously. I once had the book in my hands, a handsome volume bound in calf, but I never read it and I have not been able to get hold of a copy since. I wish I had, for I might have learnt from it something of the kind of man he was. His family assumed Maugham and his brothers would be lawyers. Urbanismo Sostenible Pdf. His elder brother, Viscount Maugham, enjoyed a distinguished legal career and served as Lord Chancellor from 1. Maughams mother, Edith Mary ne Snell, had tuberculosis TB, a condition for which her physician prescribed childbirth. She had Maugham several years after the last of his three elder brothers was born. His brothers were away at boarding school by the time Maugham was three. Ediths sixth and final son died on 2. Somerset Maugham Short Stories Pdf' title='Somerset Maugham Short Stories Pdf' />January 1. Maughams eighth birthday. Edith died of tuberculosis six days later on 3. January at the age of 4. The early death of his mother left Maugham traumatized. He kept his mothers photograph at his bedside for the rest of his life. Two years after Ediths death Maughams father died in France of cancer. Maugham was sent to the UK to be cared for by his uncle, Henry Mac. Donald Maugham, the Vicar of Whitstable, in Kent. The move was damaging. Henry Maugham was cold and emotionally cruel. The boy attended The Kings School, Canterbury, which was also difficult for him. He was teased for his bad English French had been his first language and his short stature, which he inherited from his father. Maugham developed a stammer that stayed with him all his life, although it was sporadic, being subject to his moods and circumstances. Miserable both at his uncles vicarage and at school, the young Maugham developed a talent for making wounding remarks to those who displeased him. This ability is sometimes reflected in Maughams literary characters. Aged 1. 6, Maugham refused to continue at The Kings School. His uncle allowed him to travel to Germany, where he studied literature, philosophy and German at Heidelberg University. During his year in Heidelberg Maugham met and had a sexual affair with John Ellingham Brooks, an Englishman ten years his senior. He also wrote his first book there, a biography of Giacomo Meyerbeer, an opera composer. After Maughams return to Britain his uncle found him a position in an accountants office, but after a month Maugham gave it up and returned to Whitstable. His uncle tried to find Maugham a new profession. Maughams father and three older brothers were distinguished lawyers however, Maugham wasnt interested. A career in the Church was rejected because a stammering clergyman might make the family appear ridiculous. His uncle rejected the Civil Service, not because of the young mans feelings or interests, but because his uncle concluded that it was no longer a career for gentlemen, since a new law required applicants to pass an entrance examination. The local physician suggested the medical profession and Maughams uncle agreed. Maugham had been writing steadily since he was 1. For the next five years he studied medicine at the medical school of St Thomass Hospital in Lambeth. The school was then independent, but is now part of Kings College London. Early workseditSome critics have assumed that the years Maugham spent studying medicine were a creative dead end, but Maugham did not feel this way about this time. He was living in the great city of London, meeting people of a low sort whom he would never have met otherwise, and seeing them at a time of heightened anxiety and meaning in their lives. In maturity, he recalled the value of his experience as a medical student I saw how men died. I saw how they bore pain. I saw what hope looked like, fear and relief . Maugham kept his own lodgings, took pleasure in furnishing them, filled many notebooks with literary ideas, and continued writing nightly while at the same time studying for his medical degree. In 1. 89. 7, he published his first novel, Liza of Lambeth, a tale of working class adultery and its consequences. It drew its details from Maughams experiences as a medical student doing midwifery work in Lambeth, a South London slum. Maugham wrote near the opening of the novel. Liza and the other personages of the story the reader is therefore entreated with his thoughts to piece out the necessary imperfections of the dialogue. Liza of Lambeths first print run sold out in a matter of weeks. Maugham, who had qualified as a medic, dropped medicine and embarked on his 6. He later said, I took to it as a duck takes to water. The writers life allowed Maugham to travel and to live in places such as Spain and Capri for the next decade, but his next ten works never came close to rivalling the success of Liza. This changed in 1. Lady Frederick. By the next year, he had four plays running simultaneously in London, and Punch published a cartoon of Shakespeare biting his fingernails nervously as he looked at the billboards. Maughams supernatural thriller, The Magician 1. Aleister Crowley. Crowley took some offence at the treatment of the protagonist, Oliver Haddo. Planet Publish Free PDF e. Books Archive by Planet PDFH. G. Wells No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than mans and yet as mortal as his own that as men Continue reading Emily Bronte 1. I have just returned from a visit to my landlord the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with. 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