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English novelist William Somerset Maugham is the guest of honour at a...
English novelist William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965) is the guest of honour at a bridge party at Crockford's Club, London, 27th November 1953. Original Publication : Picture Post - 6879 - Somerset Maugham At 80 - pub. 23rd January 1954
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Somerset Maugham and the Casual Scarf II...Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we're still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy. The Razor's Edge
William Somerset Maugham (1874–1965) was a British playwright, novelist & short story writer. By 1914, Maugham was famous, with 10 plays produced & 10 novels published. During this time, he met Frederick Gerald Haxton, a young San Franciscan, who became his companion & lover until Haxton's death in 1944. Although homosexual, Maugham entered into a relationship with Syrie Wellcome, the wife of Henry Wellcome, an American-born English pharmaceutical magnate.
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Author W. Somerset Maugham (L) sitting w. poet Max Eastman (R) & his wife, painter Eliena Eastman & their two Persian cats during Maugham's summer on Cape Cod. In this photo: Somerset Maugham, Max Eastman, Eliena Eastman Photo: Alfred Eisenstaedt/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Jan 01, 1944