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W Somerset Maugham

Ulanskaya Ann AK-091 W. Somerset Maugham. “The Unconquered” Essay I have read a novel “The Unconquered” written by W. Somerset Maugham. This was the first novel of this writer, which made me cry. It’s very strong, in my opinion. Maugham’s special ambiguity is seen more clear in this novel because it is impossible to understand who was write and who was wrong; who acted more horrible, the blind drunk German soldier committed violation of a young girl or that girl killed the innocent child...

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Is W. Somerset Maugham a Racist?

Is W. Somerset Maugham a Racist? Webster’s Ninth Collegiate Dictionary defines racism as a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race(1). Racism can also be defined as prejudice or animosity against other races (2). In W. Somerset Maugham’s short story, Mr. Know-All, the narrator displays racism on at least three different occasions throughout the story. The first occasion is when the...

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THE ESCAPE by W. Somerset Maugham

Michil Zhirkov ED-10-511 THE ESCAPE by W. Somerset Maugham Analysis The Escape (1925) is a novel written by a famous British playwright, novelist and short story writer. This story is about a young man who is lucky to meet a woman of his dreams. For a long time, he is blinded by love and tenderness and determined to marry her. But one fine day, he falls out of love with her. To avoid the wedding and to stay the most gallant man until the end of their relationship at the same time, he tries to...

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William Somerset Maugham

William Somerset Maugham 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 wanting to become a lawyer like other men in his family, Maugham eventually trained and qualified as a doctor. The first run of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth (1897), sold out so rapidly that...

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Somerset Maugham the Escape Analysis

The Escape By Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was an English novelist, short story writer and playwright. After an education at King's School, Canterbury, and Heildelberg University in Germany, Maugham became a medical student at St. Thomas Hospital, London. While training to be a doctor Maugham worked as an obstetric clerk in the slums of Lambeth. He used these experiences to help him write his first novel, Liza of Lambeth (1897). His clear, lucid and economical...

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Analytical Reading “The Luncheon” by Somerset Maugham

The Luncheon by Somerset Maugham Analysis The text under analysis belongs to the pen of William Somerset Maugham, the one of the best known English writers of the 20th century. He was not only a novelist, but also one of the most successful dramatist and short-story writers. He was born in Paris in 1874. His parents died when he was very young. The boy was taken away from the French school, and went for his lessons daily to the apartment of the English clergyman at the church, then he was sent...

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The Analysis of Short Story "Mabel" by William Somerset Maugham

The story under consideration entitled Mabel was written by William Somerset Maugham. William Somerset Maugham is one of the best known English writers of the 20th century. He was not only a novelist but also one of the most successful dramatists and short-story writers. Maugham travelled widely to all parts of the world. He visited Russia, America, Africa, Asia. The technique of short-story writing always interested Maugham. De Maupassant and Chekhov influenced him but he adopted his own unique...

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. Stylistic Analysis of “Louise” by William Somerset Maugham

William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) is one of the best known writers of the present day. He was not only a novelist, but also one of the most successful dramatists and short-story writer. The short-story “Louise” was published in 1936. This story is about the woman who used to get everything what she wants using her “weak heart”. The gist of the problem raised by the author in this story is relationship between people. This problem is always urgent. The main idea conveyed by the author is that...

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The Ant and the Grasshopper by W. S. Maugham

The ant and the grasshopper by W. S. Maugham The aim of the following paper is to analyze a story by Mark Twain called A Curious Dream. We propose in this paper firstly, to analyze characters, theme and point of view; secondly, the author’s style and thirdly, the author’s beliefs. Firstly, Characters The participants in the story are: the author, John Baxter Copmanhurst (the skeleton). The author in the story is the narrator presented with the subject pronoun “I”; he is the one who describes...

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Disillusionment of the American Dream in "The Razor's Edge" (W. Sommerset Maugham)

Originally a novel, written by W. Sommerset Maugham, "The Razor's Edge" is the story of an American man named Larry, who undergoes a transformation as he witnesses the changes in the world and his own life. Larry experiences disillusionment due to World War I, seeks refuge in France to "find himself", and questions the morals of society. The Razor's Edge entails several of the main elements of modernism, and Maugham illustrates them by exposing the darker side of the American Dream through relationships...

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