B. J. Harrison Reads Rain

"Rain" is a short story by Somerset Maugham in which a missionary attempts to convert a prostitute and lead her away from her sinful life. The story takes place on a ship, which...

Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage (1915) is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. It is generally considered his masterpiece: though considered an autobiographical text, although Maugham stated:...

The Moon and Sixpence

As a fictionalized account of the tumultuous career of Paul Gauguin, W. Somerset Maugham’s classic story captured the hearts of a generation. First published in 1919, it...

Cakes and Ale or The Skeleton in the Cupboard

Of all Somerset Maugham’s novels this is the most entertaining and arguably his best ever. Rosie is a barmaid with a heart of gold and a skeleton in her closet. Maugham’s...

Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage is a 1915 novel by W. Somerset Maugham. It is generally agreed to be his masterpiece and to be strongly autobiographical in nature, although Maugham stated,...

The Constant Wife

There’s something Constance Middleton’s friends are dying to tell her: her husband is having an affair – with her best friend! Despite their hints, Constance remains ever...

Liza of Lambeth

An extraordinarily popular author during his lifetime, W. Somerset Maugham created a literary legacy that includes such classics as The Moon and Sixpence and The Razor' s Edge....