Maugham, William Somerset

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Maugham was orphaned at the age of 10 and raised by an uncle. He trained as a doctor but was wealthy enough to be able not to work and to devote his time to writing.

His 60-plus books include Of Human Bondage, Razor's Edge, The Narrow Corner, Catalina, The Magician, The Casuarina Tree and The Moon and Sixpence.

He was a stutterer and bisexual.

References

Microsoft Encarta 98 Encyclopedia, 1993-97
Dictionary of National Biography
Connon, Bryan. Maugham and the Maugham Dynasty. (London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1997)
Calder, Robert Lorin. Willie: The Life of W. Somerset Maugham. (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992)

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European
Uk/great Britain
19th Century
20th Century
Literature
Sexuality: Gay Men, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transsexuals
School-age Years, Adolescence
Orphaned (Both Parents)
Uncles and Aunts, Parents' Uncles and Aunts
Wealthy, Famous, Noble or Divine Adoptive or Foster Families
Parent(s) Died, Disappeared or Became Incapacitated
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