William Somerset Maugham

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William Somerset Maugham (25 January 1874– 16 December 1965) was an English novelist, short story writer and playwright. He was born at the British Embassy in Paris. He was the highest paid author of the 1930s.[1]

Maugham trained as a medical doctor at St. Thomas's hospital's medical school, London, but then decided to become a full time writer. He wrote many works including such well-known ones as Liza of Lambeth (1897), The Magician (1908), Of Human Bondage {1915), The Moon and Sixpence (1919), Cakes and Ale (1930) and The Razor's Edge (1944).

Maugham died on 16 December 1965 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France from pneumonia at the age of 91.

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  1. "W. Somerset Maugham", The Literature Network