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By Samuel J. Rogal

William Somerset Maugham used to be probably the most well known and winning British writers of his time. From October 1897, whilst he accomplished his scientific schooling at St. Thomas's health facility in London, till his demise in December 1965, Maugham wrote twenty novels, stuffed 9 volumes together with his brief tales, wrote thirty-one performs, and released seven volumes of prose nonfiction. His writings replicate the tensions of the Boer warfare, global warfare I, and international battle II; the lavishness of the top degrees of British and American society through the first six many years of the 20 th century; the glamor of Hollywood, Paris, manhattan, San Francisco, and London; and the romance of China, Malaya, Borneo, and India.

This reference booklet is a consultant to Maugham's interesting existence and occupation. the quantity starts off with a quick dialogue of the significance of Maugham's existence and paintings, through a close chronology of vital biographical and literary occasions. via numerous hundred alphabetically prepared entries, the encyclopedia overviews Maugham's drama, fiction, and prose nonfiction; his relatives; the folks whom he knew and with whom he linked; the areas the place he lived and to which he journeyed, relatively the towns and villages that he inserted into his works; and the old, cultural, social, and political concerns that ruled his lifestyles and occupation. each one access closes with a short bibliography, and the quantity contains a chosen bibliography of severe stories.

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When he returns home, Charley is bewildered; he can conclude only that the bottom has fallen out from his world. Outside of the novel, the war that will follow will prove him right. Bibliography: Brander; Calder (1972/1973); Cordell; Curtis (1974); Morgan; Viswanath; Wescott; Whitehead (1987). CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON LEONARD SPENCER (1874–1965). British politician, writer, prime minister (1940–1945, 1951–1955), and the recipient of 24 THE CIRCLE. A COMEDY IN THREE ACTS the Nobel Prize in literature in 1953 for The Second World War (six volumes, 1948–1954).

An account of this journey appears in *The Gentleman in the Parlour (1930). Bibliography: Calder (1989/1990); Morgan; Webster’s. C CAESAR’S WIFE (1919, 1922). A play, produced on 27 March 1919, that ran for 247 performances in London (Royalty Theatre) and seventy-two in New York; the London production starred C. Aubrey Smith and Fay Compton; in 1925, First National Pictures produced the film version under the title Infatuation, starring Percy Marmont and Corinne Griffith. *Maugham borrowed and then updated the story of the Princesse de Cleves and the Duc de Nemours from the novel La Princesse de Cleves (1678) by Madame Marie Madeleine de La Fayette (1634–1693); the young Princesse, married to an older man, falls in love with the young Duc, but she manages to control her passion and to refrain from illicit love.

At one point, traveling in a paddleboat with a group of convicts from the Simanggang jail, they encountered a ‘‘bore’’ (an inrush of water of tidal-wave proportions) and capsized. ’’ Bibliography: Levey and Greenhall; Morgan; Webster’s. BOUCICAULT, DIONYSIUS GEORGE (1859–1929). Son of the Irish-born playwright and actor Dionysius Lardner Boucicault (1820–1890) and the actress Agnes Kelly Robertson (1833–1916). Known as ‘‘Dot,’’ he married (1901) the comedienne Irene Vanbrugh (1872–1949). In 1901, *Charles Frohman hired him as the resident manager and principal director at the Duke of York’s Theatre, St.

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