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The two worlds of Somerset Maugham

Author: Wilmon Menard
Publisher: Los Angeles : Sherbourne Press, [1965]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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The Two Worlds of Somerset Maugham presents for the first time anywhere, an intimate, in depth portrait of the famous British author, now in his nineties. Maugham's fabulous life has been divided into two utterly divergent spheres: the lush, pagan beauty of the South Pacific and the old world sophistication and opulence of Villa Mauresque at Cap Ferrat on the French Riviera. Here is the true story of Maugham as bon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Menard, Wilmon.
Two worlds of Somerset Maugham.
Los Angeles, Sherbourne Press [1965]
(OCoLC)568421623
Named Person: W Somerset Maugham; W Somerset Maugham; William Somerset Maugham; W Somerset Maugham; Maugham, W. Somerset <1874-1965> - (William Somerset); William Somerset Maugham
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilmon Menard
OCLC Number: 366950
Description: x, 374 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The meeting. Introduction at Rapallo --
A view of the Polynesians --
On people, places and writing --
Hawaii. The red-light district of Iwilei --
On Hawaii and Hawaiians --
A drinking monarch and a volcano --
Samoa. On reading, Sadie, and the Samoans --
A view of Robert Louis Stevenson and Moetotolo --
Tales of Samoa --
Interlude. Rain and an attack on Maugham --
Maugham, women, and Villa Mauresque --
Tahiti. Gaugin-on-glass, a mistress, and a son --
A memory of Rupert Brooke, Stevenson and Loti --
London, Levy and Gauguin --
The agony of Paul Gauguin --
Maugham on a private island --
Farewell to Tahiti and Louvaina's death --
The search. Reunion in Europe --
Miss Sadie Thompson and her lover --
Ethel of The Pool and a discovery --
Emile a Tai Gauguin --
Maugham on thieves, age, death and God --
The writings of W. Somerset Maugham.
Responsibility: by Wilmon Menard.

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The Two Worlds of Somerset Maugham presents for the first time anywhere, an intimate, in depth portrait of the famous British author, now in his nineties. Maugham's fabulous life has been divided into two utterly divergent spheres: the lush, pagan beauty of the South Pacific and the old world sophistication and opulence of Villa Mauresque at Cap Ferrat on the French Riviera. Here is the true story of Maugham as bon vivant, a literary giant in his time, and a familiar voyager to faraway, exotic countries in search of material. - Jacket flap.

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