The Summing Up, Part 354, Volume 1
Doubleday, Doran & Company, Incorporated, 1938 - Authors - 310 pages
This book represents Maugham's life and philosophy in his own words. It is autobiographical in nature, though most of the work is concerned with Maugham's unique and fascinating opinions on the theatre, writing, metaphysics and the interesting people he encountered in his long and successful career.
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The doctors of the period had a theory that to have a child was beneficial to
women suffering from consumption. She was thirtyeight. After my mother's death,
her maid became my nurse. I had till then had French nurses and I had been sent
to a ...
For French is the common language of educated men and it is certainly
convenient to speak it well enough to be able to treat of any subject of discourse
that may arise. It has a great literature; other countries, with the exception of
It is this, however, that has given the French an acute sense of discomfort. The
sermons that Henry James preached to the English on form in the novel aroused
their interest, but have little affected their practice. The fact is that they are ...
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