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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But she was a conscientious young person and she took me more literally than I
intended . When she brought back the typescript on Monday morning it was
accompanied by four foolscap sheets of corrections . I must confess that at the
... and just as in my journeys I have accepted the most curious sights and the
most novel circumstances as perfectly ordinary , so that I have had to force myself
to notice that they were remarkable , so now I took all this to - do as natural .
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
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