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

Open book Scans

Works[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Liza of Lambeth, 1897
  • The Making of a Saint (1898)
  • The Hero (1901)
  • Mrs Craddock (1902)
  • The Merry-go-round (1904)
  • The Bishop's Apron (1906)
  • The Explorer (1908)
  • Open book nae 02.svg The Magician
  • Of Human Bondage, 1915
  • The Moon and Sixpence, 1919 (Commons file)
  • The Man with a Scar – Copyrighted in the United States until 2021, 1925
  • The Painted Veil – Copyrighted in the United States until 2029, 1925
  • Theatre, 1937

Short Story Collections[edit]

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


His bibliography on Wikipedia


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 30 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.