The Moon and Sixpence

Download or Read eBook The Moon and Sixpence PDF written by William Somerset Maugham and published by . This book was released on 1919 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Moon and Sixpence

Book Synopsis The Moon and Sixpence by : William Somerset Maugham

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  • Total Pages – 324
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  • ISBN-10 – UOM:39015019179178
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The Moon and Sixpence

Download or Read eBook The Moon and Sixpence PDF written by W. Somerset Maugham and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2020-05-05 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Moon and Sixpence

Book Synopsis The Moon and Sixpence by : W. Somerset Maugham

A middle-aged stockbroker leaves his family to become an artist in this novel inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin from “a notable and original writer” (The New York Times). From the author of The Razor’s Edge and Of Human Bondage, The Moon and Sixpence tells the story of Charles Strickland, who suddenly deserts his wife and children in order to devote his life to painting. Unpleasant in manner yet strangely charismatic, he makes his way to Paris, Marseilles, and finally Tahiti, producing works of genius that few in his lifetime appreciate—while those he left behind speculate about what drove him to abandon them so abruptly. “A notable and original writer . . . Mr. Maugham digresses whenever he happens to feel like it, and his digressions never cause him to lose the reader’s attention, but instead rather strengthen his hold on it. His comments are sometimes brilliant, always shrewd—often disconcertingly so. He has a way of getting beneath the surface.” —The New York Times

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  • Publisher – Open Road Media
  • Total Pages – 253
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781504062916
  • ISBN-13 – 1504062914

Up at the Villa

Download or Read eBook Up at the Villa PDF written by W. Somerset Maugham and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-08-01 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Up at the Villa

Book Synopsis Up at the Villa by : W. Somerset Maugham

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Up at the Villa" by W. Somerset Maugham. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

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  • Total Pages – 92
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  • ISBN-10 – EAN:8596547117087
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The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham

Download or Read eBook The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham PDF written by Selina Hastings and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-07-01 with total page 609 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham

Book Synopsis The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham by : Selina Hastings

He was a brilliant teller of tales, one of the most widely read authors of the twentieth century, and at one time the most famous writer in the world, yet W. Somerset Maugham’s own true story has never been fully told. At last, the truth is revealed in a landmark biography by the award-winning writer Selina Hastings. Granted unprecedented access to Maugham’s personal correspondence and to newly uncovered interviews with his only child, Hastings portrays the secret loves, betrayals, integrity, and passion that inspired Maugham to create such classics as The Razor’s Edge and Of Human Bondage. Portrayed in full for the first time is Maugham’s disastrous marriage to Syrie Wellcome, a manipulative society woman who trapped Maugham with a pregnancy and an attempted suicide. Hastings also explores Maugham’s many affairs with men, including his great love, Gerald Haxton, an alcoholic charmer. Maugham’s work in secret intelligence during two world wars is described in fascinating detail—experiences that provided the inspiration for the groundbreaking Ashenden stories. From the West End to Broadway, from China to the South Pacific, Maugham’s remarkably productive life is thrillingly recounted as Hastings uncovers the real stories behind such classics as Rain, The Painted Veil, Cakes & Ale, and other well-known tales.

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 609
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781611457049
  • ISBN-13 – 1611457041

Of Human Bondage

Download or Read eBook Of Human Bondage PDF written by W. Somerset Maugham and published by Graphic Arts Books. This book was released on 2021-05-28 with total page 573 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Of Human Bondage

Book Synopsis Of Human Bondage by : W. Somerset Maugham

Of Human Bondage (1915) is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. Inspired by his experiences as an orphan and young student, Maugham composed his masterpiece. Adapted several times for film, Of Human Bondage is a story of tragedy, perseverance, and the eternal search for happiness which drives us as much as it haunts our every move. Orphaned as a boy, Philip Carey is raised in an affectionless household by his aunt and uncle. Although his Aunt Louisa tries to make him feel welcome, William proves an uncaring, vindictive man. Left to fend for himself most days, Philip finds solace in the family’s substantial collection of books, which serve as an escape for the imaginative boy. Sent to study at a prestigious boarding school, Philip struggles to fit in with his peers, who abuse him for his intelligence and club foot. Despite his struggles, he perseveres in his studies and chooses his own path in life, moving to Heidelberg, Germany and denying his uncle’s wish that he attend Oxford. As he struggles to become a professional artist, Philip learns that one’s dreams are often unsubstantiated in the world of the living. Of Human Bondage is a tale of desire, disappointment, and romance by a master stylist with a keen sense of the complications inherent to human nature. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of W. Somerset Maugham’s Of Human Bondage is a classic work of British literature reimagined for modern readers.

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  • Total Pages – 573
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781513288253
  • ISBN-13 – 1513288253