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The Resource The secret lives of Somerset Maugham, Selina Hastings

The secret lives of Somerset Maugham, Selina Hastings

Label
The secret lives of Somerset Maugham
Title
The secret lives of Somerset Maugham
Statement of responsibility
Selina Hastings
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For nearly sixty years Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was one of the most famous writers in the world, and yet his personal life was largely kept hidden. An enormously successful playwright and the author of over a hundred short stories and twenty-one novels, Maugham early became an expert at concealment. Predominantly homosexual, Maugham made a disastrous marriage to Syrie Wellcome, although deeply in love with the charming but dissolute Gerald Haxton. Outwardly his life was richly rewarding, but privately he suffered anguish from an unrequited love affair and a shocking final betrayal. Acclaimed biographer Selina Hastings has had access to Maugham's extensive private correspondence as well as to important family testimony, which sheds a fascinating new light on this complex and extraordinary man
Summary
Draws on exclusive access to the literary master's private papers and interviews with his daughter to share insights into such topics as his work as a British spy and private homosexuality, in a profile that is complemented by previously unpublished photographs.
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
351824
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hastings, Selina
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maugham, W. Somerset
  • Authors, English
Target audience
adult
Label
The secret lives of Somerset Maugham, Selina Hastings
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000044784620
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
614 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780719565540
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The secret lives of Somerset Maugham, Selina Hastings
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000044784620
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
614 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780719565540
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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