Somerset Maugham “I'd sooner be smashed into a mangled pulp by a bus when we cross the street than look forward to a life like yours.”

Of Human Bondage

William Somerset Maugham January 1874 – 16 December was an English playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the (Wikipedia)

W. Somerset Maugham CH (25 January 1874 – 16 December 1965) was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer.

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

Your character (boy or girl - pictured) was traveling to an American town in 1910s when their carriage was attacked and they were left in the middle of the road with their luggage. What do they do when they hear someone else approaching? (This is a completely new story, so ask lots of questions! :) And it's okay to use a character from a different time period - just adjust))

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To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.

28 Totally Relatable Quotes About Books - To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.

of human bondage - w. somerset maugham

Somerset Maugham - Of Human Bondage Pocket Books 50080 Published printing 1967 Cover Artist: unknown "The greatest novel of our time." (abridged, of course)

Visually beautiful, wonderfully complex story, based on the book by Somerset Maugham.  Great acting by Naomi Watts and Edward Norton.

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W. Somerset Maugham on the three (unknown) rules of writing  (24 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Write More)

Somerset Maugham on the three (unknown) rules of writing Quotes That Will Inspire You To Write More)

W. Somerset Maugham - "Nothing in the world is permanent, and we�re foolish when we ask anything to last,...". philosophy, change

so the essence of our philosophy is to take delight in each moment as we have it. For better or worse this too shall pass.

Somerset Maugham with his dog.. read his books !!! wondrous !!!

The first superstar novelist Somerset Maugham: Is he the most debauched man of the 20th century?

The first superstar novelist Somerset Maugham: Is he the most debauched man of…

Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) - British playwright, novelist and short story writer. Photo Cecil Beaton

// Somerset Maugham // Cecil Beaton - This photograph is high contrast and is taken from a different perspective creating interest for the viewers. The point of you provides interest and mystery in the photo and makes the viewers ask questions

"William Somerset Maugham (1874–1965) was a British playwright, novelist & short story writer. By 1914, Maugham was famous, with 10 plays produced & 10 novels published. During this time, he met Frederick Gerald Haxton, a young San Franciscan, who became his companion & lover until Haxton's death in 1944. Although homosexual, Maugham entered into a relationship with Syrie Wellcome, the wife of Henry Wellcome, an American-born English pharmaceutical magnate."

William Somerset Maugham was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. By Maugham was famous, with ten plays produced and ten novels published. During this time, he met Frederick Haxton in San Francisco, who became his companion & lover.

W. Somerset Maugham at his desk at the Villa Mauresque, Cap Ferrat, 1939.

"There are three rules for writing a novel. Somerset Maugham, author of "The Razor's Edge"

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