Posthumously Published Books By Somerset Maugham
Seventeen Lost Stories. Doubleday, 1969. Edited by Craig Showalter. Contains 17 early short stories first published between 1899 and 1908, including the six that made Maugham first published collection, Orientations (1899). None of the other 11 had ever appeared in book form before but they were all published in magazines between 1900 and 1908. Includes the early versions of A Marriage of Convenience, The Luncheon and The Happy Couple (See Notes below).
- A Bad Example (1899)
- Daisy (1899)
- De Amicitia (1899)
- Faith (1899)
- The Choice of Amyntas (1899)
- The Punctiliousness of Don Sebastian (1899, in book form. See A. 2. 1.)
- Lady Habart (1900)
- Cupid and the Vicar of Swale (1900)
- Pro Patria (1903)
- A Point of Law (1903)
- An Irish Gentleman (1904)
- A Marriage of Convenience (1906)
- Flirtation (1906, written in 1904)
- The Fortunate Painter (1908, as The Fortunate Painter and the Honest Jew)
- Good Manners (1907)
- Cousin Amy (1908)
- The Happy Couple (1908)
- A Marriage of Convenience was later significantly rewritten and published as part of the travel book The Gentleman in the Parlour (1930).
- Cousin Amy was later significantly rewritten and published under the title The Luncheon in the short story collection Cosmopolitans (1936).
- The Happy Couple was later significantly rewritten and published under the same name in the short story collection Creatures of Circumstance (1947).
Traveller in Romance. Clarkson N. Potter, 1984. Edited by John Whitehead. Contains 65 short pieces spanning 63 years of Maugham's life never published before in any of his books: prefaces and introductions to the works of others, magazine articles, book reviews, curtain-raisers. Non-fiction except for four short stories, three published in magazines before World War I and The Buried Talent, first published as late as 1934 but never reprinted in book form during Maugham's lifetime.
1. Marriages are made in Heaven, Venture (1903).
2. A Rehearsal, The Sketch (1905).
ON PLAYERS AND PLAYWRIGHTS
1. Introduction to The Truth at Last by Charles Hawtrey (1924)
2. Preface to Our Puppet Show by Francis de Croisset (1929)
3. Introduction to Bitter-Sweet and Other Plays by Noël Coward (1929)
4. Foreword to Gallery Unreserved by A. Galleryite (1931)
5. Tribute to Marie Tempest, Souvenir Programme (1935)
6. Gladys Cooper - Introduction to Without veils by Sewell Stokes (1953)
ON PAINTERS AND PAINTING
1. Gerald Kelly - A Student of Character, International Studio (1914)
2. Gerald Kelly - Preface to An Exhibition of Paintings by Sir Gerald Kelly, The Leicester Galleries, London (1950).
3. Preface to Catalogue of exhibition Flower Paintings by Marie Laurencin (1934)
4. Paintings I Have Liked, Life (1941)
5. Preface to Peter Arno's Cartoon Review (1942)
6. The Lady from Poonah - Maugham's speech given on 2 May 1951 at the Royal Academy's Annual Banquet in London. Condensed version printed in News Chronicle (1951).
7. Introduction to The Artist and the Theatre by Raymond Mander and Joe Mitcheson (1955)
8. On Having My Portrait Painted, Horizon (1959)
9. On Selling My Collection of Impressionist and Modern Pictures - Preface to Sotheby's Auction Catalogue (1962).
ON WRITERS AND WRITING
1. On Writing for the Films, North American Review (1921)
2. Novelist or Bond Salesman, Bookman (N. Y.) (1925)
3. On Prefaces, Critics and a Novel - Preface to Two Made Their Bed by Louis Marlow (1929).
4. Preface to The House with Green Shutters by George Douglas (1938)
5. Introduction to his anthology Modern English and American Literature (1943)
6. Write About What You Know, Good Housekeeping (1943)
7. Variations on a Theme Dorothy Parker - Introduction to Dorothy Parker, Viking Portable Library (1944).
8. A Plan to Encourage Young Writers - Maugham's Address given on 30 September 1950 at the Book and Author Luncheon in Hotel Astor, N. Y., New York Herald Tribune (1950).
9. On Story-Telling - Address given at the National Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, on 17 October 1950. Reprinted in 1950.
10. Preface to Letters from Madame de la Marquise de Sevigne edited by Violet Hammersley (1955)
1. The Ionian Sea by George Gissing, Sunday Sun (1901)
2. Growing-Up - Twenty-Five by Beverly Nichols, Sunday Times (1926)
3. Books of the Year, Sunday Times (1955)
ON HIS OWN WORK
1. How Novelists Draw Their Characters, Bookman (1922)
2. Preface to A Bibliography of the Writings of W. Somerset Maugham by F. T. Bason (1931)
3. Of Human Bondage: With Digression on the Art of Fiction - Address given by Maugham on 20 April 1946 to the Library of Congress (1946).
4. Behind the Story, Wings (1946)
5. By A Way of Preface to A Comprehensive Exhibition of Writings of W. Somerset Maugham (1958)
1. The Spanish Priest, Illustrated London News (1906)
2. The Making of Millionaire, Lady's Realm (1906)
3. A Traveller in Romance, Printer's Pie Annual (1909)
4. The Buried Talent, Nash's Magazine (1934)
WARTIME ARTICLES IN AMERICA
1. In the Bus, Allied Relief Ball Souvenir Program (1940)
2. Reading Under Bombing, Living Age (1940)
3. The Culture That is to Come, Redbook (1941)
4. The Noblest Act, This Week (1942)
5. Why D'You Dislike Us?, Saturday Evening Post (1942)
6. To Know about England and the English, Publishers' Weekly (1942)
7. Morale Made in American, Redbook (1942)
8. Virtue, Redbook (1943)
9. Reading and Writing and You, Redbook (1943)
10. We Have a Common Heritage, Redbook (1943)
11. What Reading Can Do For You, Life Story Magazine (1945)
12. 'Above all, love...', Rotarian (1952)
ON PEOPLE AND PLACES
1. My South Sea Island, Daily Mail (1922)
2. Preface to What a Life! by Doris Arthur-Jones (1932)
3. The Terrorist: Boris Savinkov, Redbook (1943)
4. Spanish Journey, Continental Daily Mail (1948)
5. From Nelson Doubleday 1889-1949, privately printed (1950)
6. Eddie Marsh - Proof-Reading as an Avocation, Publishers' Weekly (1939).
7. Eddie Marsh - From Sketches for a composite literary portrait of Sir Edward Marsh, London, Lund Humphries, (1953).
8. Foreword to Memoirs of Aga Khan (1954)
1. On the Approach of Middle Age, Vanity Fair (1923)
2. Self-Portrait, from Portraits and Self-Portraits by G. Schreiber (1936)
3. Sixty-Five, in W. Somerset Maugham: Novelist, Essayist, Dramatist, A pamphlet about his work, together with a Bibliography, an Appreciation by Richard Aldington. and New Note on Writing by Mr Maugham (1939)
4. On Playing Bridge
4.1. Introduction to Standard Book of Bidding by C. H. Goren (1944)
4.2. How I Like to Play Bridge, Good Housekeeping (1944)
5. Looking Back on Eighty Years, Listener, Home Service Broadcast on 28 January 1954
6. On His Ninetieth Birthday - W. Somerset Maugham talking to Ewan MacNaughton, Sunday Express (1964)
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