Maugham collected his literary experiences in the summing up, which has been used as a guidebook for creative writing. Read the summing up by w somerset maugham available from rakuten kobo. The summing up download ebook pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi. Somerset maugham of human bondage the moon and sixpence the narrow corner.
The subject matter includes his childhood, his initial success in theater, his transition from theater to fiction writing, and other miscellaneous topics such as travel, and philosophy. Esmx048, the summing up, 1938, 96, 630k, ebook, download pdf the. The summing up unabridged the summing up unabridged audiobook, by w. Somerset maugham looks back at his life in literature. Download our free nook app escape into a good book things to. When he died, the british empire was all but a memory. The stories collected in ashenden are rooted in maughams own experiences as an agent. Of course, his life was far from overhe was to live a further twentyseven years. It is not a confession you would never get that from him but it is a very self perceptive narrative of his life as a writer. In maughams lifetime, as his civilization slowly disappeared, people from all walks of life, the proud, the urbane, the crude, and the desperate. Philip yearns for adventure, and at eighteen leaves home, eventually pursuing a career as an. Somerset maugham the summing up is a literary memoir by w. It filled me with just that feeling of majesty and exulting power that one has at the sight of a great mountain range. Somerset maughams the summing up a writers notebook.
In the summing up maugham also deftly uses the opportunity to speak quite a bit about another of his favourite themes. According to maugham, the artist a writer or a painter, for example must create entirely to disembarrass his soul. Thomas hospital with the idea of practising medicine, but the success of his first novel, liza of lambeth, published in 1897, won him over to literature. Such titles are in the public domain in many countries, particularly those outside the us and europe. The summing up is available for download as a chapter in mr. Somerset maugham prolific novelist, travel writer and playwright in his literary memoir, the summing up, cannot fail to be instructive. The summing up is one of his last works and gives us some indication of his personal philosophies. Somerset maughams the summing up was published by heinemanns, with numerous reprintings ever since, with my yellowing.
Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the summing up. It is autobiographical in nature, though most of the work is concerned with maughams unique and fascinating opinions on the theatre, writing, metaphysics and the interesting people he encountered in his long and successful career. Maugham was a prolific writer who had a lot of smart things to say about a great many things as you will soon see. Somerset maugham and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. William somerset maugham was born in 1874 and lived in paris until he was ten. The summing up 1938 is an introspective attempt at bringing together maughams thoughts on subjects that had primarily interested him through the course of. William somerset maugham audio books sort by titles per page.
Possibly, the spy genre, to which maugham makes such an important contribution in ashenden, assists. Somerset maughams book the summing up, in which he writes in an essaylike fashion on a number of topics related to writing and his life. And yet the stories that make up ashenden are more subtle and openended, than one might expect. Biography, english authors, authors, correspondence, correspondence. For those who are interested in maugham, it is one of his books that one should read, with profit and pleasure. Summing up the debt snowball i heart frugal this video from cnbc international does a great job of summing up. Please find the link on the free ebook nonfiction page. He was educated at kings school, canterbury, and at heidelberg university. Somerset william somerset 18741965 date of first publication. By 1938, maugham had become a legend as a playwright, novelist and magician of the short story. At the same time his fame as a successful playwright and writer was being consolidated with acclaimed productions of various plays and the publication of several short story collections. Somerset maugham 25 january 1874 16 december 1965 william somerset maugham was born at the british embassy in paris, france, where his father was an english lawyer handling the legal affairs of the british embassy. His other works include travel books such as on a chinese screen and don fernando, essays, criticism, and the autobiographical the summing up and a writers notebook. Autobiographical without being an autobiography, confessional without disclosing his private self, the summing up, writt.
The summing up2019 wonder book summing up 9780674854314. The author shares his experience of a lifetime and his ideas with clarity and conviction. The summing up is rare among literary autobiographies for its scope and honesty. If you scroll up a bit and click the third button under other maugham eresources that says nonfiction with my logo on it, you will go to the ebook page of nonfiction, including travel books and essays.
This is a short book that gives you considerable insight into what it was like for w. In a kind of confession summing up, he says that he considers it necessary to write this way, because the work should be clear to everyone, and if it is understood only by the chosen, then this is only excessive pathos. Somerset maugham ebooks in pdf format from ebookslibrary. In 1927 somerset maugham settled in the south of france and lived there until his death in 1965. Autobiographical without being an autobiography, confessional without disclosing his private self, the summing up, written when maugham was sixtyfour, is an inimitable expression of a personal credo. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. Download file pdf the summing up w somerset maugham the summing up w somerset maugham the summing up w somerset the summing up paperback january 26, 1978 by w. His utmost sincerity opens the way to our own understanding, for example the understanding of religious concepts all to hastily accepted by our fearful minds.
Start your 48hour free trial to unlock this the summing up study guide and get instant access to the following critical essays. I look upon my first reading of spinoza as one of the signal experiences of my life. The summing up represents maugham s life and philosophy in his own words. A biography 1980 but notes that the cited source maughams 1938 the summing up is not valid. While maugham analyzes his work in drama and fiction, this is far more. If the book is under in your country, do not download or redistribute this file. His other works include travel books, essays, criticism and the autobiographical the summing up and a writers notebook. The summing up word download ebook the summing up kf8 download summingup translation to spanish, pronunciation, and forum discussions the summing up w. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highestpaid author during the 1930s. Somerset maugham william somerset maugham and other ebooks from all genres of literature, both fiction and nonfiction, historical documents and sheet music, all of which are available on a subscription basis. It is autobiographical in nature, though most of the work is concerned with maugham s unique and fascinating opinions on the theatre, writing, metaphysics and the interesting people he encountered in his long and successful career. It is not only a classic avowal of a professional authors ideas about style, literarture, art, drama and philosophy, but also an illuminating insight into this great writers.
Both maughams parents died before he was 10, and the orphaned boy was raised by a paternal uncle who was emotionally cold. Somerset maugham18741965 the summing up 1938 is an introspective attempt at bringing. The summing up maugham william somerset download bok. It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it. It is not only a classic avowal of a professional authors ideas about style, literarture. He then wrote the summing up to give some account of how he learned. Somerset maugham, written when he was 64 years old, first published in 1938. The title you have selected the summing up is a post1923 publication by an author who died more than 50 years ago. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the summing up. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. William somerset maugham was born at the british embassy in paris, france, where his father was an english.
He writes authoritatively about his own work, covering the process, his aims and its reception by readers and critics. Project gutenberg offers 61,476 free ebooks to download. Somerset maughams the summing up march 21, 2017 wordsmith leave a comment published in 1938 when maugham was 64 years old, the title turned out to be a misnomer it wasnt really his autobiography. The summing up, written when maugham was sixtyfour, is an inimitable expression of a personal credo. This classic bildungsroman tells the story of philip carey, a sensitive boy born with a clubfoot who is orphaned and raised by a religious aunt and uncle.
Originally published in 1915, of human bondage is a potent expression of the power of sexual obsession and of modern mans yearning for freedom. Maugham has written an account of himself, his chosen profession and its practitioners. It is a curious fact that, as writers have shifted over the past 120 years into postmodernism, changing their fiction to do less and less summarizing and judging and more holistic objective recording of events, they have changed their books about writing in just the. If you wantto know more about the real maugham read selina hastings book the secret lives of william somerset maugham.131 376 253 295 73 160 431 516 736 846 458 11 1151 311 64 1127 378 325 558 1224 791 1667 1174 1367 181 1391 747 266 1109 1372 337 571 650 1257 1359 316 135 1262 1366