The Summing Up

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Mandarin, 1990 - Fiction - 219 pages
Memoir: Somerset Maugham looks back at his life in literature. Of course, his life was far from over-he was to live a further twenty-seven years! Maugham has written "an account of himself, his chosen profession and its practitioners; and he has done so with a lucidity, a simplicity, a euphony, and a liveliness that should win the admiration and gratitude of all literate and discriminating readers." -Terence Holliday, Saturday Review, 26 March 1938

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About the author (1990)

Writer William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris on January 25, 1874. He attended St. Thomas's Medical School in London. A prolific writer, Maugham produced novels, short stories, plays, and an autobiographical novel, "Of Human Bondage." Although he remains popular for his novels and short stories, when he was alive his plays, now dated, were also popular, and in 1908 four of his plays ran simultaneously. Maugham died in Nice, France, on December 16, 1965.

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