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Preview — The Short Stories of William Somerset Maugham, Volume III by W. Somerset Maugham
The Short Stories of William Somerset Maugham, Volume III
Maugham's work has certainly become a part of millions of his fans today. To judge by his short story masterpieces, it was in the tiny crevasses and pinched corners of humanity that Maugham illuminated those elemental qualities that were to fascinate him all his life. In fact, the concept o...more
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- “for thirty years I have been studying my fellow men”
This is the revealing start of A Friend in Need.
We learn from first base that the author is a keen observer and luckily for us, his readers Maugham is also a fabulous writer, who has been able to combine an excellent perspective – Signature Strength number nine, in the Authentic Happiness by Doctor Martin Seligman- with a wonderful ability to write simply, with wit and a fantastic Emotional Intelli ...more
His parents died early and, after an unhappy boyhood, which he recorded poignantly in Of Human Bondage, Maugham became a qualified physician. But writing was his true vocation. For ten years before his first success, he almost l ...more