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.

Well-known persons with this surname include:

  • Robert Ormond Maugham, English barrister and father of Somerset Maugham
    • Frederic Maugham, 1st Viscount Maugham, English statesman, the eldest son of the previous
      • Robin Maugham, English writer, the only son of the previous
    • W. Somerset Maugham, English writer, best known of the Maughams.

Other articles related to "maugham":

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 ...
Sebastian Earl
... Edith Honor Maugham, daughter of Frederick Maugham, 1st Viscount Maugham and Helen Mary Romer, on 25 April 1925 ...
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 ...
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 been so well known for, to ...

Famous quotes containing the word maugham:

    Poor Henry, he’s spending eternity wandering round and round a stately park and the fence is just too high for him to peep over and they’re having tea just too far away for him to hear what the countess is saying.
    —W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1966)

    The ideal has many names, and beauty is but one of them.
    —W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965)

    The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people cruel and bitter.
    —W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965)