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Perhaps Maugham's real feelings corresponded closely enough to the feelings
he was expressing. But the expression itself still contains a large element of pose
: there is a sense of the audience there. Somerset Maugham, seventy years old, ...
Though short he was handsome, with finely cut features and curly hair; he had
pale blue eyes and a wistful expression. He looked as one imagines a poet
should look. As an old man, after a life of complete indolence, bald and
He owes his originality to an idiosyncrasy, not of course peculiar to himself, that
had never before found expression on the stage. The English, whatever they
were in the Elizabethan era, are not an amorous race. Love with them is more ...
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