1. W(illiam) Som·er·set [suhm-er-set, -sit] /ˈsʌm ərˌsɛt, -sɪt/, 1874–1965, English novelist, dramatist, and short-story writer. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • Maugham once confided to Christopher Isherwood his unrealized wish, when he turned seventy, to return to India and study Shankara.

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  1. W (illiam) Somerset. 1874–1965, English writer. His works include the novels Of Human Bondage (1915) and Cakes and Ale (1930), short stories, and comedies
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