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Orientations (1899) a great short stories collection written by W. Somerset Maugham, one of the most prolific and popular English writers of the 20th century.

William Somerset Maugham (25 January 1874 - 16 December 1965) was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s.

After losing both his parents by the age of 10, Maugham was ...

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Overview

Orientations (1899) a great short stories collection written by W. Somerset Maugham, one of the most prolific and popular English writers of the 20th century.

William Somerset Maugham (25 January 1874 - 16 December 1965) was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s.

After losing both his parents by the age of 10, Maugham was raised by a paternal uncle who was emotionally cold. Not wanting to become a lawyer like other men in his family, Maugham eventually trained and qualified as a doctor. The first run of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth (1897), sold out so rapidlly that Maugham gave up medicine to write full time.

During World War I, he served with the Red Cross and in the ambulance corps, before being recruited in 1916 into the British Secret Intelligence Service, for which he worked in Switzerland and Russia before the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. During and after the war, he traveled in India and Southeast Asia; all of these experiences were reflected in later short stories and novels.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781482714517
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 3/7/2013
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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