By W. Somerset Maugham
1. The artwork of Fiction
2. Henry Fielding and Tom Jones
3. Jane Austen and delight and Prejudice
4. Stendhal and Le Rouge et le Noir
5. Balzac and los angeles Pere Goriot
6. Charles Dickens and David Copperfield
7. Flaubert and Madame Bovary
8. Herman Melville and Moby Dick
9. Emily Bronte and Wuthering Heights
10. Dostoyevsky and The Brothers Karamazov
11. Tolstoy and warfare and Peace
12. In Conclusion
William Somerset Maugham was once born in 1874 and lived in Paris till he used to be ten. He used to be proficient at King’s institution, Canterbury, and at Heidelberg college. He spent a while at St. Thomas’ medical institution with the belief of working towards medication, however the good fortune of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth, released in 1897, gained him over to letters.
Of Human Bondage, the 1st of his masterpieces, got here out in 1915, and with the book in 1919 of The Moon and Sixpence his popularity as a novelist was once established.
At an identical time his repute as a profitable playwright and brief tale author was once being consolidated with acclaimed productions of assorted performs and the book of The Trembling of a Leaf, subtitled Little tales of the South Sea Islands, in 1921, which used to be through seven extra collections.
His different works comprise trip books, essays, feedback and the autobiographical The Summing Up and A Writer’s Notebook.
In 1927 Somerset Maugham settled within the South of France and lived there till his dying in 1965.
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