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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He rose in his chair at the head of the table and took the potatoes out of the dish
one by one and threw one at each picture on the walls. Then without a word he
sat down again and went on with his dinner. I asked my friend what effect this ...
Then I took a rest for two years and at the end of it wrote The Land of Promise.
This had been played to crowded houses for some months when the war broke
out. I had produced ten plays in seven years. The intelligentsia, having passed ...
I took a larger number of persons than I had ever sought to cope with before and
devised four or five independent stories. They were attached to one another by a
very thin thread, an elderly woman who knew at least one person in each group.
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