Questions tagged [william-somerset-maugham]

Questions about the works of the British playwright, novelist and short story writer William Somerset Maugham (1874 – 1965) and his life as a writer. He is best known for the novels 'Of Human Bondage' (1915), 'The Moon and Sixpence' (1919) and 'The Razor's Edge' (1944). If asking about one of his plays or novels, use this tag with the appropriate title tag. If asking about one of his short stories, use this tag together with [short-stories].

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Did Maugham originally write in French or English?

Currently I can only read with Chinese and English. So if his works are originally wrote in French, I may choose Chinese version.
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What did Charles Dickens say about genius and pain?

While reading Somerset Maugham's Cakes and Ale, I came across this quote (emphasis mine): ...Charles Dickens in an after-dinner speech had stated that genius was an infinite capacity for taking ...