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William Somerset Maugham (25 January 1874 16 December 1965) was a British novelist, short story writer, and playwright. He was fairly successful in his time, and [[AuthorsOfQuote left behind some pithy sayings]]. Most famous for the semi-autobiographical ComingOfAgeStory ''Literature/OfHumanBondage''. His short story and play ''Film/TheLetter'' were twice adapted into Hollywood dramas. His short story "Miss Thompson" was adapted into a play called ''Rain'', a film called ''Film/SadieThompson'', and another film also called ''Rain''. His later novel ''Film/TheRazorsEdge'' was made into a film in 1946 and again in 1984.

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William Somerset Maugham (25 January 1874 16 December 1965) was a British novelist, short story writer, and playwright. He was fairly highly successful in his time, and throughout the first half of the twentieth century. The novelist [[Creator/GoreVidal Gore Vidal]] wrote that "It is very difficult for a writer of my generation, if he is honest, to pretend indifference to the work of Somerset Maugham. He was always so entirely ''there''." In addition, Maugham [[AuthorsOfQuote left behind some pithy sayings]]. sayings]].

Most famous today for the semi-autobiographical ComingOfAgeStory ''Literature/OfHumanBondage''. His short story and play ''Film/TheLetter'' were twice adapted into Hollywood dramas. His short story "Miss Thompson" was adapted into a play called ''Rain'', a film called ''Film/SadieThompson'', and another film also called ''Rain''. His later novel ''Film/TheRazorsEdge'' was made into a film in 1946 and again in 1984.


William Somerset Maugham (18741965) was a British novelist, short story writer, and playwright. He was fairly successful in his time, and [[AuthorsOfQuote left behind some pithy sayings]]. Most famous for the semi-autobiographical {{Bildungsroman}} ''Literature/OfHumanBondage''. His short story and play ''Film/TheLetter'' were twice adapted into Hollywood dramas. His short story "Miss Thompson" was adapted into a play called ''Rain'', a film called ''Film/SadieThompson'', and another film also called ''Rain''. His later novel ''Film/TheRazorsEdge'' was made into a film in 1946 and again in 1984.

In 1919, he wrote a play called ''Home and Beauty,'' a RomanticComedy loosely based on the NarrativePoem ''Literature/EnochArden'' by AlfredLordTennyson. This play was renamed ''Film/TooManyHusbands'' for its New York run and was made into a film in 1940 under that title. It later had a {{Musical}} remake as ''Three for the Show.''

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William Somerset Maugham (18741965) (25 January 1874 16 December 1965) was a British novelist, short story writer, and playwright. He was fairly successful in his time, and [[AuthorsOfQuote left behind some pithy sayings]]. Most famous for the semi-autobiographical {{Bildungsroman}} ComingOfAgeStory ''Literature/OfHumanBondage''. His short story and play ''Film/TheLetter'' were twice adapted into Hollywood dramas. His short story "Miss Thompson" was adapted into a play called ''Rain'', a film called ''Film/SadieThompson'', and another film also called ''Rain''. His later novel ''Film/TheRazorsEdge'' was made into a film in 1946 and again in 1984.

In 1919, he wrote a play called ''Home and Beauty,'' a RomanticComedy loosely based on the NarrativePoem ''Literature/EnochArden'' by AlfredLordTennyson.Creator/AlfredLordTennyson. This play was renamed ''Film/TooManyHusbands'' for its New York run and was made into a film in 1940 under that title. It later had a {{Musical}} remake as ''Three for the Show.''


He was also an early master in the genre of modern SpyFiction, with much of his Ashenden stories [[BasedOnATrueStory inspired by things that happened to him]] in his brief time as a spy in the First World War. His influence was particularly noticeable on Creator/IanFleming.

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He was also an early master in the genre of modern SpyFiction, with much of his Ashenden stories [[BasedOnATrueStory inspired by things that happened to him]] in his brief time as a spy in the First World War. His influence was particularly noticeable on Creator/IanFleming.
Creator/IanFleming. Supposedly, he wrote more Ashenden stories, but no less than UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill told him to burn them for being too dangerous to recount. Notably, Ashenden also appears in Maugham's straight [[LitFic literary]] novels.

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He was also an early master in the genre of modern SpyFiction, with much of his Ashenden stories [[BasedOnATrueStory inspired by things that happened to him]] in his brief time as a spy in the First World War. His influence was particularly noticeable on Creator/IanFleming.


William Somerset Maugham (18741965) was a British novelist, short story writer, and playwright. Fairly successful in his time. [[AuthorsOfQuote Left behind some pithy sayings]]. Most famous for the semi-autobiographical {{Bildungsroman}} ''Literature/OfHumanBondage''. His short story and play ''Film/TheLetter'' were twice adapted into Hollywood dramas. His short story "Miss Thompson" was adapted into a play called ''Rain'', a film called ''Film/SadieThompson'', and another film also called ''Rain''. His later novel ''Film/TheRazorsEdge'' was made into a film in 1946 and again in 1984.

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William Somerset Maugham (18741965) was a British novelist, short story writer, and playwright. Fairly He was fairly successful in his time. time, and [[AuthorsOfQuote Left left behind some pithy sayings]]. Most famous for the semi-autobiographical {{Bildungsroman}} ''Literature/OfHumanBondage''. His short story and play ''Film/TheLetter'' were twice adapted into Hollywood dramas. His short story "Miss Thompson" was adapted into a play called ''Rain'', a film called ''Film/SadieThompson'', and another film also called ''Rain''. His later novel ''Film/TheRazorsEdge'' was made into a film in 1946 and again in 1984.


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In 1919, he wrote a play called ''Home and Beauty,'' a RomanticComedy loosely based on the NarrativePoem ''Literature/EnochArden'' by AlfredLordTennyson. This play was renamed ''Film/TooManyHusbands'' for its New York run and was made into a film in 1940 under that title. It later had a {{Musical}} remake as ''Three For the Show.''

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In 1919, he wrote a play called ''Home and Beauty,'' a RomanticComedy loosely based on the NarrativePoem ''Literature/EnochArden'' by AlfredLordTennyson. This play was renamed ''Film/TooManyHusbands'' for its New York run and was made into a film in 1940 under that title. It later had a {{Musical}} remake as ''Three For for the Show.''


British writer, lived 1874-1965. Fairly successful in his time. [[AuthorsOfQuote Left behind some pithy sayings]]. Most famous for the semi-autobiographical {{Bildungsroman}} ''Literature/OfHumanBondage''. His short story and play ''Film/TheLetter'' were twice adapted into Hollywood dramas. His short story "Miss Thompson" was adapted into a play called ''Rain'', a film called ''Film/SadieThompson'', and another film also called ''Rain''.

In 1919, he wrote a play called ''Home and Beauty,'' a RomanticComedy loosely based on the NarrativePoem ''Literature/EnochArden'' by AlfredLordTennyson. This play was renamed ''Film/TooManyHusbands'' for its New York run and was made into a film in 1940 under that title. It later had a {{Musical}} remake as ''Three For the Show.''

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William Somerset Maugham (18741965) was a British novelist, short story writer, lived 1874-1965.and playwright. Fairly successful in his time. [[AuthorsOfQuote Left behind some pithy sayings]]. Most famous for the semi-autobiographical {{Bildungsroman}} ''Literature/OfHumanBondage''. His short story and play ''Film/TheLetter'' were twice adapted into Hollywood dramas. His short story "Miss Thompson" was adapted into a play called ''Rain'', a film called ''Film/SadieThompson'', and another film also called ''Rain''.

''Rain''. His later novel ''Film/TheRazorsEdge'' was made into a film in 1946 and again in 1984.

In 1919, he wrote a play called ''Home and Beauty,'' a RomanticComedy loosely based on the NarrativePoem ''Literature/EnochArden'' by AlfredLordTennyson. This play was renamed ''Film/TooManyHusbands'' for its New York run and was made into a film in 1940 under that title. It later had a {{Musical}} remake as ''Three For the Show.''''

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British writer, lived 1874-1965. Fairly successful in his time. [[AuthorsOfQuote Left behind some pithy sayings]]. Most famous for the semi-autobiographical {{Bildungsroman}} ''Literature/OfHumanBondage''. His short story and play ''Film/TheLetter'' were twice adapted into Hollywood dramas. His short story "Miss Thompson" was adapted into a play called ''Rain'', a film called ''Film/SadieThompson'', and another film also called ''Rain''.

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British writer, lived 1874-1965. Fairly successful in his time. [[AuthorsOfQuote Left behind some pithy sayings]]. Most famous for the semi-autobiographical {{Bildungsroman}} ''Literature/OfHumanBondage''. His short story and play ''Film/TheLetter'' were twice adapted into Hollywood dramas. His short story "Miss Thompson" was adapted into a play called ''Rain'', a film called ''Film/SadieThompson'', and another film also called ''Rain''.''Rain''.

In 1919, he wrote a play called ''Home and Beauty,'' a RomanticComedy loosely based on the NarrativePoem ''Literature/EnochArden'' by AlfredLordTennyson. This play was renamed ''Film/TooManyHusbands'' for its New York run and was made into a film in 1940 under that title. It later had a {{Musical}} remake as ''Three For the Show.''


British writer, lived 1874-1965. Fairly successful in his time. [[AuthorsOfQuote Left behind some pithy sayings]]. Most famous for ''Literature/OfHumanBondage''. His short story and play ''Film/TheLetter'' were twice adapted into Hollywood dramas. His short story "Miss Thompson" was adapted into a play called ''Rain'', a film called ''Film/SadieThompson'', and another film also called ''Rain''.

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British writer, lived 1874-1965. Fairly successful in his time. [[AuthorsOfQuote Left behind some pithy sayings]]. Most famous for the semi-autobiographical {{Bildungsroman}} ''Literature/OfHumanBondage''. His short story and play ''Film/TheLetter'' were twice adapted into Hollywood dramas. His short story "Miss Thompson" was adapted into a play called ''Rain'', a film called ''Film/SadieThompson'', and another film also called ''Rain''.


British writer, lived 1874-1965. Fairly successful in his time. [[AuthorsOfQuote Left behind some pithy sayings]]. Most famous for ''Literature/OfHumanBondage''. His short story and play ''Film/TheLetter'' were twice adapted into Hollywood dramas.

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British writer, lived 1874-1965. Fairly successful in his time. [[AuthorsOfQuote Left behind some pithy sayings]]. Most famous for ''Literature/OfHumanBondage''. His short story and play ''Film/TheLetter'' were twice adapted into Hollywood dramas. His short story "Miss Thompson" was adapted into a play called ''Rain'', a film called ''Film/SadieThompson'', and another film also called ''Rain''.


British writer, lived 1874-1965. Fairly successful in his time. [[AuthorsOfQuote left behind some pithy sayings]]. Most famous for ''Literature/OfHumanBondage''.

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British writer, lived 1874-1965. Fairly successful in his time. [[AuthorsOfQuote left Left behind some pithy sayings]]. Most famous for ''Literature/OfHumanBondage''. His short story and play ''Film/TheLetter'' were twice adapted into Hollywood dramas.

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British writer, lived 1874-1965. Fairly successful in his time. [[AuthorsOfQuote left behind some pithy sayings]]. Most famous for ''Literature/OfHumanBondage''.

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