William Somerset Maugham , CH was an English playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s. Maugham's father Robert Ormond Maugham was an English lawyer who handled the legal affairs of the British embassy in Paris, France. Since French law declared that all children born on French soil could be conscripted for military service, his father arranged for Maugham to be born at the embassy, technically on British soil. His grandfather, another Robert, had also been a prominent lawyer and...
|Birthdate:||January 25, 1874|
|Date of death:||December 16, 1965|
|Education:||King's College London, St Thomas' Hospital|
|Also known as:||William Somerset Maugham, Somerset Maugham, Dr. W. Somerset Maugham|