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The Summing Up


Impelled by the desire to recapitulate and amplify those 'subjects that have chiefly interested me during the course of my life', Somerset Maugham ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

Maugham is superb

by on Dec 29, 2011

This is a compelling work by one of the world's best-known authors. I first read it nearly 50 years ago, shortly after it was published, and I'm reading it again now. Though it is not an autobiography, it's autobiographical in nature and includes many of Maugham's perceptive comments about people, places and ideas. It's well worth your time, is very accessible and belongs on every bookshelf.

Richard J

An essential book for writers

by Richard J on Sep 10, 2011

The style that made Maugham so popular is in full display here. Who can write like this today?

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