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Maugham's masterly commentary on life, literature and the pursuit of his craft of writing.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   writer Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1900+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius


Century:    -   1900-1920's

Writing Style

How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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