Author:William Somerset Maugham

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William Somerset Maugham
(1874–1965)
was a British 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. Notable works include Of Human Bondage (1915), The Letter (1924), and The Razor's Edge (1944). [Excerpted from Wikipedia]
William Somerset Maugham

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Works[edit]

Novels[edit]

Short Story Collections[edit]

  • Orientations (1899)
  • The Trembling of a Leaf (1921)

Individual short stories[edit]

  • Fear,” in Century Magazine, 103 (1922), pp. 712−715
  • The Man with a Scar (1925) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2021

Non-fiction[edit]

  • The Land of the Blessed Virgin (1905)
  • On a Chinese Screen (1922)
  • The Gentleman in the Parlour (1930)
  • Don Fernando (1935)
  • My South Sea Island (1936)
  • The Summing Up (1938)
  • France at War (1940)
  • Books and You (1940)
  • Strictly Personal (1941)
  • Of Human Bondage (1946)
  • Great Novelists and Their Novels (1948)
  • A Writer's Notebook (1949)
  • The Writer's Point of View (1951)
  • The Vagrant Mood (1952)
  • Points of View (1958)

His bibliography on Wikipedia

Works about Maugham[edit]


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1965, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 50 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.