The Summing Up
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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I must confess that at the first glance I was a trifle vexed ; but then I thought that it
would be silly of me not to profit , if I could , by the trouble she had taken and so
sat me down to examine them . I suppose the young woman had taken a course ...
I was taken aback and a trifle mortified , but I bore my disgrace with fortitude , for I
knew it was not the end of the story . I had desired a certain end and had taken
what I thought were the only possible means to attain it ; I could only shrug my ...
It seems to have escaped the attention of those who have been taken by these
curious experiments that the matter treated of in the books in which they are
made use of is of an extreme triviality . It almost looks as though their authors had
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