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online Maugham resources

1danielx
Nov 21, 2010, 2:19pm

Quite a number of WSM's works are available online, for those willing to read them in that format.

Here is the online books page

http://goo.gl/kFmBO

and another invaluable resource that even includes a link to Rogal's WSM encyclopedia

http://goo.gl/24Gnn

2danielx
Nov 23, 2010, 10:59pm

Here is the movie "Rain", with Joan Crawford starring. (Based on the short story by that title)

http://www.archive.org/details/rain1932

3danielx
Editado: Nov 23, 2010, 11:02pm

Audio recordings of Rain, On a Chinese Screen, and the Moon and Sixpence

http://goo.gl/3Yf0m

4danielx
Nov 23, 2010, 11:08pm

5danielx
Jun 16, 2011, 10:07pm

the entire movie The Beachcomber, made from a short story by WSM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al9hZ1ILVh0

6danielx
Jul 23, 2011, 1:22pm

Here is an online bibliography of books and articles about Maugham's life and his writing, with an introductory essay that puts the literary criticism in some perspective.

http://users.ipfw.edu/bassettt/docs/bassettmaugham.pdf

7danielx
Ago 3, 2011, 11:24pm

Open Library site, with many Maugham books listed

http://openlibrary.org/authors/OL33585A/W._Somerset_Maugham

8danielx
Set 25, 2011, 7:25pm

Discussion of Maugham and The Razor's Edge

http://davidgodman.org/rteach/smaugham.shtml

9danielx
Set 25, 2011, 7:26pm

another discussion of The Razor's Edge (I can't vouch for it however)

http://the-wanderling.com/razors_edge_ring.html

10danielx
Set 25, 2011, 7:28pm

Photos of Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat (where WSM had his estate)

http://www.provencebeyond.com/villphotos2/stjeancfP01.html

11abealy
Set 26, 2011, 8:57am

Danielx, just came across this thread...what a great collection of links! Thanks so much!

12danielx
Editado: Set 30, 2011, 9:00pm

I have tried to find the estate on Google maps, and while I succeeded, it was a bit difficult. The problem is that there is a hotel that has taken the name of Maugham's estate as its own. That is NOT his, since his is on a different street entirely, and is under private ownership. However, the hotel has fooled a few travel writers into thinking it was Maugham's.

14danielx
Maio 20, 2012, 2:18pm

interresting... In response to the interviewer's statement that he found Moby Dick a bit of a bore, Maugham replies that "all novels are a BIT of a bore"

15danielx
Editado: Maio 24, 2012, 9:07pm

so when it comes to the 10 Greatest Novels, Maugham says he would have put Proust in instead of Henry Fielding, but could not due to copyright...

17danielx
Editado: Maio 28, 2012, 3:59pm

The original typescript of WS Maugham's very first short story, Don Sebastian, is available for free from Google books. This issue of Cosmopolis is rare -- perhaps explaining why Loren Rothschild did not manage to acquire a copy for his collection (although collector Norman Moore did).

http://books.google.com/books?id=GuEjAQAAIAAJ

18danielx
Maio 24, 2012, 9:07pm

an admiring essay by Joseph Epstein (1991) entitled "Is it All Right to Read Somerset Maugham?" appears in his book Partial Payments. This part of the book can be accessed for free at Google Books

http://books.google.com/books?id=dG3wvI-DZ_MC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&...

19Waldstein
Maio 26, 2012, 12:45pm

An interesting resource about dustjackets. Resolution's too low, unfortunately, to appreciate many details - unless one's ready to pay $22 per scan:

http://www.google.de/imgres?um=1&hl=de&sa=N&biw=1280&bih=839&amp...

20Waldstein
Maio 26, 2012, 1:38pm

A freelance illustrator compares numerous editions of The Razor's Edge including some rarities such as a magazine publication and an edition in Hebrew:

http://principlesofpsychology.blogspot.de/2010_06_01_archive.html

21danielx
Maio 26, 2012, 3:37pm

wow, not bad! I think the 22 dollars gets you an actual (copied) dustjaciket with which to clothe your book.

22Waldstein
Maio 26, 2012, 3:47pm

I suspected I had misunderstood something. That's more reasonable, although these jackets look suspiciously perfect.

23danielx
Maio 26, 2012, 10:11pm

I think he retouches them, since he says he often has to work from chipped or torn copies. For us, a good source of information.

24danielx
Maio 27, 2012, 9:25am

25danielx
Maio 27, 2012, 12:26pm

the original of Marriages are Made in Heaven, as published in 1903 in Venture

http://archive.org/stream/ventureannualofa00housuoft#page/208/mode/2up

26danielx
Maio 27, 2012, 10:29pm

27danielx
Editado: Maio 27, 2012, 11:15pm

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28danielx
Editado: Maio 28, 2012, 3:49pm

Original versions of Maugham's second and third published stories, Cupid and the Vicar of Swale, and Lady Habart (Punch 1900). Do searches on each of the titles

http://books.google.com/books?id=P3BMAAAAYAAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s

30Waldstein
Jul 6, 2014, 8:20am

I have uploaded some photos of the first appearance of "Red" in magazine form, Asia, April 1921. It makes for an interesting comparison with the version in book form published some half an year later. There are many subtle - and some not so subtle - differences. See here.

31Waldstein
Editado: Out 31, 2014, 10:13am

A little comparison between the US and UK editions of Strictly Personal. Included are (hopefully legible) photos of the letter to Eddie Marsh (UK edn. only) and the notorious chapter 15 (US edn. only) that was omitted by Heinemann.

List of errors in Wikipedia's List of Works by W. Somerset Maugham.

32Waldstein
Editado: Jan 26, 2015, 11:53am

YouTube has some rather interesting stuff:

A short address by Maugham
(apparently outtakes from the movie Quartet, 1948).

The same as above, but with additional material from British Pathe.

The complete movie Encore (1951)
(contains "The Ant and the Grasshopper", "Winter Cruise" and "Gigolo and Gigolette", plus several addresses by Maugham; see my comment below the video for cues).

The complete movie Trio (1950)
(contains "Sanatorium", "Mr Know-All" and "The Verger"; see my comment below the video for cues).

The movie Quartet (1948) is also available, but only piece by piece:
"The Facts of Life" - part 1, part 2.
"The Kite" - part 1, part 2, part 3.
"The Colonel's Lady" - part 1, part 2, part 3.
"The Alien Corn" - part 1, part 2.

A tribute to Of Human Bondage on occasion of its centenary.

A short interview with Maugham (1946)

A tribute to Maugham on occasion of his 140th birthday (today is his 141st birthday).

Interview from NBC's The Wisdom Series, September 19, 1965
(starts at 8:50, very short but poignant; probably WSM's last interview, just a little over three months before his death).

34Waldstein
Mar 4, 2015, 3:52pm

The complete text of "Reflections on a Certain Book", Maugham's essay on Kant, aesthetics and everything else.

35danielx
Abr 5, 2015, 10:30am

I need to come here more often; I hadn't seen these additions. Thanks, Waldstein!

37Waldstein
Nov 28, 2020, 3:04pm

An expanded and corrected version of Stott's definitive bibliography.