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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I asked myself what sort of part would be likely to appeal to a leading lady, and
having made up my mind on this point, wrote Lady Frederick. But its most
effective scene, the scene that afterwards made it so successful, was one in
which the ...
I wrote it in Capri, during the long vacation, and such was my ardour that I had
myself awakened every morning at six and wrote with perseverance till hunger
forced me to break off and have breakfast. I had at least the sense to spend the
paper, and it was not till four years after I had made my notes for it that I wrote the
first of the stories I had conceived in the South Seas. I had not written short stories
for many years. I began my literary career by writing them and my third book ...
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