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by W. Somerset Maugham

Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
ISBN: 0900948329
ISBN13: 978-0900948329
Language: English
Publisher: Heron (1969)
Pages: 398
Fb2 eBook: 1214 kb
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William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874. He trained as a doctor in London where he started writing his first novels. Also by w. somerset maugham.

William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874. He achieved fame in 1907 with the production of Lady Friedrich, and by 1908 he had four plays running simultaneously in London. In 1926 he bought a house in Cap Ferrat, France, which was to become a meeting place for a number of writers, artists and politicians. The Moon and Sixpence.

Somerset Maugham (1874 – 1965) was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. Born in the British Embassy in Paris, where his father worked, Maugham was an orphan by the age of ten. He was raised by an uncle, who tried to persuade the.

His books are a tonic Maugham himself regarded his approach in this book as affected and . For an early novel by Maugham, The Merry-Go-Round surprised me with just how satisfying it was, both intellectually and emotionally.

His books are a tonic. The "merry-go-round" was his term for London at the turn of the century. His narrator, Miss Ley, is a shrewd and amusing elderly spinster, something like Maugham in drag. Maugham himself regarded his approach in this book as affected and "precious," and wrote later that he was afraid to let himself go. It shows. For some reason I expected something stuffier and lacking in heart. I was very pleased to be wrong.

With that completed, he was eager to assist the war effort once more. There is no grave for Maugham. His ashes were scattered near the Maugham Library, The King's School, Canterbury.

Some critics have assumed that the years Maugham spent studying medicine were a creative dead end, but Maugham felt the contrary. With that completed, he was eager to assist the war effort once more. As he was unable to return to his ambulance unit, Syrie arranged for him to be introduced to a high-ranking intelligence officer known only as ". In September 1915, Maugham began work in Switzerland, secretly gathering and passing on intelligence while posing as himself - that is, as a writer.

The Merry-Go-Round, an early and largely forgotten novel from W. Somerset Maugham is not considered his best, but it’s one . Somerset Maugham is not considered his best, but it’s one of my favourites. The Merry-Go-Round was written in 1904 following Mrs Craddock (another great favourite) in 1902. The main character in Mrs Craddock is Bertha Ley, and she’s the niece of Miss Mary Ley, the main character in The Merry-Go-Round. Set in Edwardian England, The Merry-Go-Round concerns the troubled relationships between several people. The central character is Miss Ley, a spinster who inherits a comfortable sum of money from a cantankerous.

Fiction, Fiction in English.

William Somerset Maugham was born in 1874 and lived in Paris until he was ten. He was educated at King's School, Canterbury, and at Heidelberg University. He spent some time at St. 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.

William Somerset Maugham was born on 25 January 1874 and was to. .His life was certainly full, as the short biography at the end of this book will attest to, but it is also a life full of marvellous works and dedication to his art.

William Somerset Maugham was born on 25 January 1874 and was to become a playwright and novelist of staggering talent. Losing both his parents at age 10, he was raised by a paternal uncle. Maugham eventually trained and qualified as a doctor. Here we publish The Merry Go Round.

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Comments to eBook The Merry-Go-Round (His Complete works)
Jothris
I am a real Somerset Maugham fan and have read, I believe, all his books. This, however, I put possibly at the bottom of the list. All Somerset Maugham is worth reading but I did not really get on with this one. If there are other Somerset Maugham books which you have not read, try them ahead of this. Most of his book are great - try 'The Razors Edge'.
Arlelond
WSM is the comfort food of literature. This book was a tiny morsel saved for a rainy day in Maine.
Runehammer
The description states: "This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc." However, after receiving the book I found that entire chapters were missing. In fact, most of the book is missing.

I bought this book because the Kindle edition of "The Merry Go Round" has too many errant marks, probably due to errors during the conversion to text using OCR (Optical Character Recognition); and the Google edition is a slightly blurry scanned copy that was never converted to text via OCR.

At 58 pages, I thought it may have just been a short story. When I started reading the book it went from Chapter I, to the 2nd chapter also labeled Chapter I for some reason; and then to Chapter XV. I went back to the blurry Google Edition, and the last page was marked 398. Therefore at 58 pages, most of the book is missing in the Nabu Press edition.

The 58 page version of "The Merry Go Round" is completely useless, and I'm not sure why it's even being sold. What's even worse, is that this is the default selection that comes up when you do a search for the book in Amazon. Sending it back for a refund.
Whatever
I have read most of Maugham, for many years. I don't know when in his pantheon he wrote this book but it seems like it was an experiment. Not one of his strongest by any means. But the Kindle edition is rife with errors. I have also noticed that Kindle books such as this used to be free. This is the poorest rendering of a Kindle book I have purchased. Way too many mistakes to be acceptable at any price except free.
Auau
I did not get the correct book-what I received was a children's book called the merry-go round. What a disappointment! Turned it in to a book store. Will have to be very careful ordering books from amazon. Marsha Castillo
Mave
This book again earns Mangham's default 5 star rating. While not as significant as "Razors Edge" or The Moon and Sixpence", it is far better then "Catalina" or "Up the Villa." In this period piece set in the late nineteenth/early twentieth century Maugham iterates and conceives story elements from "Cakes and Ale," "Sanitarium" and Lisa of Lambeth" in telling the story of an incestuous cabal of Bourgeoisie English; exposing their spiritual hypocrisy, internecine conflicts, and narrow minded classicism.
The numerous characters involved and developed is more reminiscent of Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" or then the authors previous works with the exception of "Cakes and Ale." However Maugham never gets overly involved with the irrelevant details, rather as master of mood he sets each character up in the first half of the book for a harsh realization of reality in the second half of the book (ala the Merry Go Round). This book demonstrates plausibly the vicissitudes of life. Readers with concrete notions of the way things should be may find this book reflective and/or disturbing. The virtuous sin, the dogmatic get a reality check, and the mighty fall. Classic Maugham. This book is delightful in its revelation of the scope and ambit of frail human beliefs and values.
If you like Maugham books you will like the Merry-Go-Round. There is nothing new here for the Muagham reader as far as themes and characters but it is another wonderful read and another telling statement on the human condition.
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