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Cakes and ale. William Somerset Maugham was born in 1874 and lived in Paris until he was ten. He was educated at King’s School, Canterbury, and at Heidelberg University. He spent some time at St. Thomas’ Hospital with the idea of practising medicine, but the success of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth, published in 1897, won him over to letters. In 1927 Somerset Maugham settled in the South of France and lived there until his death in 1965. Other works by w. somerset maugham.
Home W. Somerset Maugham Cakes and Ale. Home. When I went home to dinner, my hair insufficiently dried and clinging dankly to my head, I remarked that I had met the curate and he was coming up that afternoon. Old Mrs Shepherd died last night,’ said my uncle in explanation. The curate’s name was Galloway; he was a tall, thin, ungainly man with untidy black hair and a small, sallow dark face.
Cakes and Ale, or, The Skeleton in the Cupboard (1930) is a novel by the British author W. Maugham exposes the misguided social snobbery levelled at the character Rosie Driffield, whose frankness, honesty, and sexual freedom make her a target of conservative propriety. Her character is treated favourably by the book's narrator, Ashenden, who understands that she was a muse to the many artists who surrounded her, and who himself enjoyed her sexual favours.
Somerset Maugham’s books. This is nowhere near a complete bibliography. 1930 Cakes and Ale: or, the Skeleton in the Cupboard 1930 The Gentleman in the Parlour: A Record of a Journey From Rangoon to Haiphong 1931 Six Stories Written in the First Person Singular (short story collection) 1932 The Narrow Corner 1933 Ah King (short story collection) 1933 Sheppey (play) 1935 Don Fernando (travel book) 1936 Cosmopolitans (29 very brief short stories) 1937.
Somerset Maugham's Cakes and Ale ( Dost thou think because thou art virtuous there shall be no more cakes and ale? -Twelfth Night) takes for its theme the doubleness of human character, ranging from the calculated hypocrisy of the virtuous (exemplified by literary opportunist and would-be biographer Alroy Kear) to the animal weaknesses of the goodhearted yet unreformable (Rosie, former barmaid and. first wife of distinguished novelist Edward Driffield) and finally-and perhaps most interestingl Somerset Maugham's Cakes and Ale ( Dost thou think because thou art virtuous there shall.
Cakes and Ale : or the Skeleton in the Cupboard by William Somerset Maugham. 1930 French title: La Ronde de l'amour. Recently, a lot of skeletons fell onto me when I opened cupboards at work. I picked up Cakes and Ale without knowing anything about its background and I sure didn’t expect a satire of London’s literary life. Then Guy, seeing in the Currently Reading pad that I was reading Cakes & Ale, mentioned that Kear was supposed to be Walpole and Driffield, Thomas Hardy. I’d never heard of Walpole before but from the very beginning, Driffield reminded me of Thomas Hardy. Nothing to be proud of, obvious as it is.
Complete summary of W. Somerset Maugham's Cakes and Ale. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Cakes and Al.
Late in life, Somerset Maugham claimed that this was the favourite among his novels and it is easy to see why, with its wit and provocative themes handled with consummate skill. Cakes and Ale is a fine portrait of a vanished age and about literary heritage, prestige and pretension – and about what a bad idea respectability really is. But mostly it is about posterity, and how people seek to construct and manipulate it, a theme that it seems will never go out of fashion, not when politicians can lie relentless day after day, week after week in 140 characters or less, and nobody cares.
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