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By Samuel J. Rogal

William Somerset Maugham used to be some of the most well known and profitable British writers of his time. From October 1897, whilst he accomplished his clinical schooling at St. Thomas's health facility in London, till his dying in December 1965, Maugham wrote twenty novels, stuffed 9 volumes along with his brief tales, wrote thirty-one performs, and released seven volumes of prose nonfiction. His writings replicate the tensions of the Boer battle, global struggle I, and international struggle II; the lavishness of the top degrees of British and American society throughout the first six a long time of the 20 th century; the glamor of Hollywood, Paris, ny, San Francisco, and London; and the romance of China, Malaya, Borneo, and India.

This reference booklet is a advisor to Maugham's interesting lifestyles and occupation. the quantity starts off with a quick dialogue of the significance of Maugham's existence and paintings, through an in depth chronology of vital biographical and literary occasions. via numerous hundred alphabetically prepared entries, the encyclopedia overviews Maugham's drama, fiction, and prose nonfiction; his kinfolk; the people whom he knew and with whom he linked; the locations the place he lived and to which he journeyed, really the towns and villages that he inserted into his works; and the old, cultural, social, and political concerns that ruled his existence and occupation. every one access closes with a short bibliography, and the quantity incorporates a chosen bibliography of serious reports.

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However, they were never particularly close friends. There have always been CHIARELLI, LUIGI 21 strong suggestions and parallels to indicate that Maugham based at least parts of the character of †Elliott Templeton in *The Razor’s Edge (1944) on Channon. Bibliography: Calder, (1972/1973); Morgan; Who Was Who. CHAPLIN, SIR CHARLES SPENCER (1889–1977). The full and formal name of the London-born film actor, director, mime, and producer, Charlie Chaplin. He learned comedy from Fred Karno, and the two went to Hollywood in 1914.

Rather than engage in an affair of her own, she determines to seek financial and emotional independence. In the end, as she prepares to leave with an old flame, †Bernard Kersal, for holiday in Italy, John exclaims that she need not come back. However, at the last moment, he changes his mind and tells her that he shall welcome her return. Thus, Constance achieves all that she wants: marriage and independence. CORNELL, KATHARINE 29 Constance Middleton’s mother, †Mrs. Culver, carries the banner for tradition.

They join a group of strolling players; Catalina bears six children, while, during the intervals, rising to become a famous actress. The strength of the novel lies in its lengthy character portraits of Dona Biatriz, Bishop Blasco de Valero, and Catalina’s scholarly and high-spirited uncle, †Domingo Perez. Further, beneath its overly simple plot and witty language lies an analysis of the age-old struggle for political power, both within and between church and state, that ignores, totally, humanitarian considerations and values.

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