- W(illiam) Som·er·set [suhm-er-set, -sit] /ˈsʌm ərˌsɛt, -sɪt/, 1874–1965, English novelist, dramatist, and short-story writer.
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Maugham once confided to Christopher Isherwood his unrealized wish, when he turned seventy, to return to India and study Shankara.Maugham's Love Life
June 3, 2010
Finally I must compliment Mr. Maugham on his ironical title.
I am not convinced that Mr. Maugham's experiment has succeeded.
The circumstances in which Caroline was written give an interesting reflex on Maugham as an artist.
This delicious comedy was put on paper 290 while Maugham was acting as British agent in Switzerland during the war.
When Mr. Maugham spoke to him about Stroeve's visit he said: "I thought it damned silly and sentimental."Idling in Italy
- 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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