What is Maugham?


Maugham is a surname most commonly associated with the English literary family. The name is a variant of Malham, Malgham, and Malghum. Families with the name originate from the area surrounding Malham and Kirkby Malham.

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Sheppey (play) - Effect of The Play On Other Writers
... John O'Hara was prompted by Maugham’s Sheppey inclusion of the scene with Death to title his influential book Appointment in Samarra ... He directly acknowledges Maugham in the foreword to the 1952 edition of his book ... Archer in his book To Cut a Long Story Short includes the Maugham version word for word ...
Sebastian Earl
... Edith Honor Maugham, daughter of Frederick Maugham, 1st Viscount Maugham and Helen Mary Romer, on 25 April 1925 ...
The Razor's Edge (1946 Film) - Production History
20th Century Fox purchased the film rights from Maugham in March 1945 for $50,000 plus 20% of the film's net profits ... The contract stipulated that Maugham would receive an additional $50,000 if the film did not start shooting by February 2, 1946 ... Although Maugham wanted his friend (whom he had in mind when he created the character) Gene Tierney for Isabel, Zanuck chose Maureen O'Hara but told her not to tell anyone ...
The Sacred Flame (play)
... The Sacred Flame (1928) is William Somerset Maugham's 21st play, written at the age of 54 ... Maugham dedicated the publication to his friend Messmore Kendall ... The play, written as three acts, is unique within the total of Maugham's list of 24 plays, in that he changed from his previous methodology of using the naturalistic speech pattern he had ...
... Maugham is a surname most commonly associated with the English literary family ... Well-known persons with this surname include Robert Ormond Maugham, English barrister and father of Somerset Maugham Frederic Maugham, 1st Viscount Maugham, English ... Somerset Maugham, English writer, best known of the Maughams ...

Famous quotes containing the word maugham:

    Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.
    —W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965)

    Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
    —W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965)

    The Americans ... have invented so wide a range of pithy and hackneyed phrases that they can carry on an amusing and animated conversation without giving a moment’s reflection to what they are saying and so leave their minds free to consider the more important matters of big business and fornication.
    —W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965)