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Profile of Somerset Maugham

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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 want ...
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11 November 2014
Genius is talent provided with ideals. Genius starves while talent wears purple and fine linen. The man of genius of today will in fifty years' time be in most cases no more than a man of talent.
11 November 2014
Impropriety is the soul of wit

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