About this Item: Heinemann Ltd. His uncle allowed him to travel to Germany, where he studied literature, philosophy and German at. He, both of them, had already famously written about just such a character--and another of his alter egos. In Don Fernando, a non-fiction book about his years living in Spain, Maugham pondered a perhaps fanciful suggestion that the painter was homosexual: It cannot be denied that the homosexual has a narrower outlook on the world than the normal man. The novel is supposed to be based on the life of Guy Hague, an American mining engineer. In May 1917, following the , Syrie Wellcome and Maugham were married.
Although the novel was not one upon which Conrad's later critical reputation was to depend, it was his greatest commercial success upon initial publication. Firmly bound with a slight forward lean to the spine, owner's name on the front endpaper, remarkably clean internally otherwise. The First American Trade Edition was published two days later, and the First English Edition was not published until July 1944. Issued without a dustwrapper but with a slipcase, lacking here. Based on the novella The Vessel of Wrath; not to be confused with the 1938 film. Turns out that even the older film wrote Summerset out of some of the scenes.
In certain respects the natural responses of the species are denied to him. While his betrayal of family, duty and honour gives him the freedom to achieve greatness, his decision leads to an obsession which carries severe implications. He sacrifices everything to satisfy his yearning, even the people who love him. You'll be surprised when you have the Atlantic between you and Larry to find how slight the pang is that before you sailed seemed intolerable. One of Maugham's best-known and most philosophical novels, incorporating the cultures of Indian gurus and holy men a good couple of decades before it came popular. The book is bound in the publisher's salmon cloth and is in great shape.
Jacket has not been price clipped. Quiet and observant, Maugham had a good temperament for intelligence work; he believed he had inherited from his lawyer father a gift for cool judgment and the ability to be undeceived by facile appearances. Alexander Woollcott: The Man Who Came to Dinner. It caused him pleasure to give. During and after the war, he travelled in India and Southeast Asia; these experiences were reflected in later short stories and novels. In his 1962 volume of memoirs, Looking Back, he attacked the late Syrie Maugham and wrote that Liza had been born before they married. Two years after Edith's death Maugham's father died in France of cancer.
The local physician suggested the medical profession and Maugham's uncle agreed. It may be that when his life at last comes to an end he will leave no more trace of his sojourn on earth than a stone thrown into a river leaves on the surface of the water. He also wrote his first book there, a biography of , an composer. Maugham insisted the book was more invention than fact. Very Good in dust jacket with price intact. The book was twice adapted into film, starring and , and as Maugham and as Sophie, and then a starring. The has ruined Gray, and he and Isabel are invited to live in her uncle Elliott Templeton's grand Parisian house.
She had Maugham several years after the last of his three elder brothers was born. Solitude, and an air so pure that it goes to your head like wine and you feel like a million dollars. A good or better copy, straight and tight and clean, with a couple bumped corners, and light rubbing to the panels. From 1951, some 14 years before his death, his paintings began their exhibition life. He spent some time at St.
In near fine condition, bookplate. If I have given the reader an impression that Elliott Templeton was a despicable character I have done him an injustice. Hardback first edition and first impression. In his novel , places a rich collection of Maugham's books in the house where most of the plot is set, and incidentally praises Maugham's mastery of storytelling. Somerset Maugham has written some magnificent books. The true First Edition published on 18 April 1944.
I may need to read it again. This character is considered to have influenced 's later series of novels. All of life that he can find - from an Indian Ashrama to labor in a coal mine - becomes Larry's spiritual experiment as he spurns the comfort and privilege of the Roaring 20s. New York: Doubleday, 1944 Book. This film lost what magic the 1946 film had.