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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In one of them he argued, very convincingly to me, that the historical novel was
the only one that the young author could hope to write with success. For he could
not have sufficient experience of life to write of contemporary manners; history ...
Around the years that ended the old century and began the new one I was looked
upon as a clever young writer, rather precocious, harsh and somewhat
unpleasant, but worth consideration. Though I made little money out of them my
But without my physical imperfections, with a stronger body and a better brain, I
would not mind entering upon the world afresh. The years that now stretch
immediately in front of us look as if they would be interesting. The young enter
upon life ...
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