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Theme of the Week: W. Somerset Maugham

William 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 1930s.

His most notable works include:

Of Human Bondage

Author: W. Somerset Maugham

ISBN: 9780099284963

After a few months studying in Heidelberg, and a brief spell in Paris as would-be artist, Philip Carey settles in London to train as a doctor. And that is where he meets Mildred, the loud but irresistible waitress with whom he plunges into a formative, tortured and masochistic affair which very nearly ruins him.

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The Moon and Sixpence

Author: W. Somerset Maugham

ISBN: 9780099284765

Charles Strickland, a conventional stockbroker, abandons his wife and children for Paris and Tahiti, to live his life as a painter. Whilst his betrayal of family, duty and honor gives him the freedom to achieve greatness, his decision leads to an obsession which carries severe implications.

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The Summing Up

Author: W. Somerset Maugham

ISBN: 9780099286899

The Summing Up is a literary memoir by W. Somerset Maugham, written when he was 64 years old, first published in 1938. It covered his life from 1890-1938.

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Author: W. Somerset Maugham

ISBN: 9780099286837

Julia Lambert is in her prime, the greatest actress in England. Off stage, however, she is bored with her handsome husband, coquettish and undisciplined. She is at first flattered and amused by the attentions of a shy and eager young fan, but before long Julia is amazed to find herself falling wildly, dangerously, in love.

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The Painted Veil

Author: W. Somerset Maugham

ISBN: 9780099507390

When her husband discovers her adulterous affair, he forces her to accompany him to the heart of a cholera epidemic. Stripped of the British society of her youth and the small but effective society she fought so hard to attain in Hong Kong, she is compelled by her awakening conscience to reassess her life and learn how to love.

The Painted Veil is a beautifully written affirmation of the human capacity to grow, to change, and to forgive.

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