Somerset Maugham (1874 – 1965), a British playwright and novelist, was one of the most well-known writers of his era and one of the highest-paid authors of his time.
- vHe lost his parents very early and was brought up by his uncle.
- The success of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth (1897), persuaded him to quit medicine for writing.
- He is most famous for four novels, Of Human Bondage (1915), The Moon and Sixpence (1919), Cakes and Ale (1930), and The Razor’s Edge (1944).
- His plays were popular in their day and at one time four of them ran simultaneously in London.
- His short stories are considered among the best in English.
- There have been 36 films adapted from his novels since 1917.
The story we are going to discuss is called “The Fall of Edward Barnard”.
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