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Looking back , ” Maugham's nephew Robin Maugham says , “ I realize that
though I sometimes feared him , I was fond of him ; but I am afraid ! never
understood him . ” This is exactly the quality of Maugham's writing . He is present
to the ...
Both books and life for Maugham , apart from Of Human Bondage and the painful
experiences that went into it , were a system of defences , high walls around a
very secret self . William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874 , the ...
also a mocking version of Maugham himself as the successful writer who has
made a little talent go very long way . People have been ... But at this distance in
time Maugham's view of Hardy seems extremely affectionate . Hardy is not the
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