MAUGHAM, W. SOMERSET.
Title The Summing Up.
Book Condition Softcover. Good condition.
Edition Reprint Edition.
Publisher Penguin Books, London: 1988.
Seller ID 81994X1
By 1938, when this revealing personal statement was published, Maugham had become a legend as a playwright, novelist and magician of the short story. He then wrote The Summing Up to give some account of how he learnt his craft and why he became such an accute observcer of human beings. "I have taken an absorbing interest in human nature," says Somerset Maugham, "and it has seemed to me that I could best communicate my observations on it by telling tales." So says one of the world's most popular authors, the witty and civilized man who in this book has set down his thoughts, and philosophy"
(Key Words: Autobiography, Literature, Novels, W. Somerset Maugham, Memoirs, Writing)