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The secret lives of Somerset Maugham : a biography /

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 fascinating truth is revealed in a landmark biography by the aw...

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Main Author: Hastings, Selina.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Random House, c2010.
Edition:1st U.S. ed.
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Summary: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 fascinating 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.
Item Description:"This work was originally published in the United Kingdom by John Murray Publishers, London, in 2009, in a slightly different form"--T.p. verso.
Physical Description:626 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. [555]-602) and index.
ISBN:9781400061419 (acid-free paper)
1400061415 (acid-free paper)