W. Somerset Maugham - online literature

"Verdict: Extra-Swell" (, 13 January 1934)]
Short stories:

(November 1932)[The last of Hammett's three short stories featuring private detective Sam Spade.]
(February 1934)[Short story about boxing, narrated by a boxer, Kid Bolan]
CAUTION: Certain language in this story may seem racist by the standards of today.

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(1933)[Short story, the basis for the 1952 filmof the same name,directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.


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A Story of the West Coast in the Making.(1929)[Novel, beginning in Boston shortly after the American Revolution.

Features: A Man and His Kite - story by Somerset Maugham - first appearance of The Kite; Sins of the Innocent - complete novel by Katherine Albert; A Subsidy for Marriage?; What the Doctors Now Think About Vitamins; Communism Ends At Home, by Clare Boothe Luce; Why Husbands Are Like That; The Most Inspiring Woman I Ever Met - Sarah Blanding, President of Vassar; A Volunteer Firefighter's Wife; A Gift of Beauty for your Home; Make Music Work For You; The Lesson I Learned From the Loving Hermit; Betty White - young wife in St.


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-----------hardcover, red cloth, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of sunning at upper spine tip and a bit of age darkening to lower edge of boards, in a solid Good dustjacket with some light soiling and age toning, includes 4 stories by Maugham a swell as the screenplays from the stories as well as one still from each short film, each story is linked by the 'voice' of Maugham who ties the stories together, The Facts of Life starred Basil radford, Angela baddeley, mai Zetterling, etc ---The Alien Corn starred Dirk Bogarde, Honor Blackman, etc ---The Kite starred Mervyn Jones, Hermione Baddeley, etc ---The Colonel's lady starred Patrick Holt, Ernest Thesiger, etc., any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.

W. Somerset Maugham | LibraryThing

Maugham’s earliest successes were in the theater, and by the 1920s, with several plays often running simultaneously in New York and London, he had the money and leisure to devote himself to the form he loved best: the short story. Amazingly, this was an age in which stories could be cash cows. A 1923 contract with the Hearst magazines guaranteed Maugham payment of $2,500 per story, while from his most famous story, “Rain,”he earned more than $1 million in royalties.