A William Somerset Maugham Encyclopedia

Author: Samuel J. Rogal
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313299162
Format: PDF, Mobi
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William Somerset Maugham was one of the most popular and successful British writers of his time. From October 1897, when he completed his medical education at St. Thomas's Hospital in London, until his death in December 1965, Maugham wrote twenty novels, filled nine volumes with his short stories, wrote thirty-one plays, and published seven volumes of prose nonfiction. His writings reflect the tensions of the Boer War, World War I, and World War II; the lavishness of the highest levels of British and American society during the first six decades of the 20th century; the glamor of Hollywood, Paris, New York, San Francisco, and London; and the romance of China, Malaya, Borneo, and India. This encyclopedia includes entries on Maugham's short stories, plays, novels, and nonfiction narratives, and on persons, places, organizations, and events important to his life, his works, and his times. Each entry closes with a brief bibliography, and the volume includes a selected bibliography of critical works.

The Bull

Author: John Hayes
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
ISBN: 9781471100932
Format: PDF, Docs
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John 'The Bull' Hayes is an Irish rugby legend. Keith Wood calls him a 'rugby giant', Donncha O'Callaghan calls him 'the heart and soul of the team', but Hayes is adored as much for his down-to-earth personality and background as his legendary status on the pitch. The phenomenon that is The Bull grew up in GAA farming heartland and was a late recruit to the game, picking up a rugby ball only at the age of 18. His determination on the pitch and passion for the shirt comes through in many a tale of graft and glory in the front row. Hayes relates his story of over 100 caps for his country, including four Triple Crowns and a glorious Grand Slam in 2009. Two Heineken Cup-winning campaigns gild an incredible career of over 200 games for Munster. This is the story of a giant of a man, and a rugby legend who is of the people.

The Razor s Edge

Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307785084
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Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute. The progress of his spiritual odyssey involves him with some of Maugham's most brilliant characters - his fiancée Isabel whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong repercussions, and Elliott Templeton, her uncle, a classic expatriate American snob. Maugham himself wanders in and out of the story, to observe his characters struggling with their fates.

Greetings Carbon Based Bipeds

Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312267452
Format: PDF, ePub
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An anthology of futuristic nonfiction essays by the best-selling author of 2001: A Space Odyssey spans more than sixty years of work in a collection, organized chronologically, that includes his prophetic predictions about geosynchronous satellites, space travel, and the Internet. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.