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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My mother was very small , with large brown eyes and hair of a rich reddish gold ,
exquisite features and a lovely skin . She was very much admired . One of her
great friends was Lady Anglesey , an American woman who died at an advanced
You tend to close your eyes to truth , beauty and goodness because they give no
scope to your sense of the ridiculous . The humorist has a quick eye for the
humbug ; he does not always recognize the saint . But if to see men one - sidedly
is a ...
He was completely devoid of will - power . He was sentimental and vain . 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 .