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W. Somerset Maugham
William Somerset MaughamCH (/ˈmɔːm/MAWM; 25 January 1874– 16 December 1965) 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 physician. The initial run of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth (1897), sold out so rapidly that Maugham gave up medicine to write full-time.
During the First World War, he served with the Red Cross and in the ambulance corps, before being recruited in 1916 into the British Secret Intelligence Service, for which he worked in Switzerland and Russia before the October Revolution of 1917. During and after the war, he travelled in India and Southeast Asia; all of these experiences were reflected in later short stories and novels.
Somerset Station is an elevated stop on the Market-Frankford Line, above the intersection of Kensington Avenue and Somerset Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the Kensington neighborhood. During peak hours, the station is served by "B" trains only.
Like the nearby Huntingdon Station, Somerset is located over a five-way intersection, which is northeast of a high truss bridge over a Conrail freight line. Access to the station from street-level can be found at the southwest and southeast corners of Kensington Avenue and Somerset Street. Unlike Huntingdon, no access is available from D Street.
The station is adjacent to the corner of Kensington and Somerset, named by Philadelphia Weekly in 2007 as the number one drug corner in the city. The corner itself is dominated by sales of hypodermic needles and the methadone-like detox medication Suboxone, with referrals readily available to one of the many heroin dealers on nearby blocks.
It can be tricky to write about a place like Hawaii because everybody knows it’s a paradise. To the prose-conscious writer, the state presents a minefield of clichés ... “All that is true. There’s just more to it.”.Much more, in fact ... Yet lasting books are rare ... There are also Jack London’s many Hawaii-set short stories, and a few by Somerset Maugham ... .
Wells spent much of his life working to transform the human world into something better ordered, and more beautiful, than it had ever been before ... Moura’s attraction to Wells may have been real enough – she told Somerset Maugham that Wells’s skin smelt deliciously of honey – but it was intermixed with self-preservation, calculation and deception.
In her earlier days of playing bridge, NormaVance shed tears after some games. RuthLund prayed while she played. And Audrey Lefler jokingly said she just acted like she knew what she was doing ...Famous fans of bridge have long touted its benefits ... The late playwright Somerset Maugham called it the most entertaining and intelligent card game devised ... .
Winston Churchill was far from being as popular as palace historians make him out to be. The half-American dilettante’s image is repeatedly laundered by mainstream media. The brainwashing worked well ... 1 ... The greatest Briton was often a guest at private gay orgies organised at the Cote d’Azur villa owned by the novelist Somerset Maugham ... I, Mark R ... ....
TWO pieces published in these columns lately discussed plagiarism and gave some blatant examples of the literary theft set by some really big names. Plagiarised works by some not-so-great authors were also mentioned in those pieces ...Josh’s Naqsh-o-Naqqaash is ‘inspired’ by Somerset Maugham’s The Moon and Sixpence ... D ... —firstname.lastname@example.org ... .
By Tom Plate. Perpetual inequality will only increase if we always look the other way. This is especially so if, as some predictions suggest, the global population hits 10 billion in 2050, with more than 5 billion in Asia alone ...It's a disease ― in fact, a poverty pandemic. The culprit is not Asia ... He said ... Somerset Maugham quipped in his diary ... .