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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Many years ago when I was destroying the papers of one of his sons , my uncle ,
who had died , I came across the diary that my grandfather kept when as a young
man at the beginning of the nineteenth century he did what I believe was called ...
For some time Fisher Unwin had been bringing out in what he called The
Pseudonym Series a number of short novels which had attracted a good deal of
attention ; among them were those of John Oliver Hobbs . They were thought
witty and ...
... the public be , it is his no longer and he is free from the burden that oppressed
him . I called my book Beauty from Ashes , which is a quotation from Isaiah , but
finding that this title had been recently used , I chose instead the title of one of the
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