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Maugham, (William) Somersetlocked

(1874–1965)
  • Bryan Connon

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Maugham, (William) Somerset (1874–1965), writer and playwright, was born at the British embassy, Paris, on 25 January 1874, youngest of the four sons of Robert Ormond Maugham (1823–1884), partner in Maugham et Fils, solicitors, and Edith Mary (1840–1882), daughter of Major Charles Snell...

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, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)