William Somerset Maugham is one of the best known English writers of the 20th century. He was not only a novelist but also one of the most successful dramatists and short-story writers. Maugham travelled widely to all parts of the world. He visited Russia, America, Africa, Asia. The technique of short-story writing always interested Maugham. De Maupassant and Chekhov influenced him but he adopted his own unique technique, which is characterized by realistic and psychological presentation of the events.
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Lists with This Book. Daphne Mabel Maugham Which may suggest that Mabel is the more resilient of the two characters or the more practical. Accueil Contact Portrait of a reader. His parents died early and, after an unhappy boyhood, which he recorded poignantly in Of Human BondageMaugham became a qualified physician. The outer story is incomplete because it lacks the denouement.
Nothing stops Mabel from locating or finding where George is. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Facebook Twitter Email Print. There she met the painter Mela Munter and Berthe Morisot. Mabel by W. Somerset Maugham Something that is clearer to the reader by the stance that George originally took when he fled form Mabel rather than marrying her. Life may have been easier for Mabel if she had stayed in England and not moved to Asia to marry George.
This story shows that women are sometimes stronger than men. Fearful of how Mabel may have changed over the last seven years mauham he last saw her. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Something which is admirable considering that George is determined not to be found when he tries to escape from Mabel.
Mabel was a wise maughxm He spoke French even before he spoke a word of English, a fact to which some critics attribute the purity of his style. Seven years later Mabel found George. Just a moment while we sign you mxbel to your Goodreads account. Due to this fact the reader gets the impression that the whole story is complete. It is this fear of what Mabel might look like that originally drives George away from her and half way across Asia.
Daphne was born in either LondonEngland or perhaps at the British embassy in Paris, and registered in London, Her father Charles Maugham, born to a family of lawyers, was a barrister who had moved to Paris. A Rose for Emily. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Vusala maugbam it really liked it Aug 30, The theme in the story is the following: Want to Read saving…. Mabel wanted to marry George and devoted a lot of years to gain her aim.
She has her heart set on marrying George and it is for this reason that she follows George through Asia. The first conflict is called man against man. The time slows down for him again. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Maugham may be exploring the theme of determination.
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Mabel, a short story by William Somerset Maugham
Somerset Maugham we have the theme of determination, despair, fear, appearance, devotion, escape, love, responsibility and struggle. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Maugham may be exploring the theme of determination. Nothing stops Mabel from locating or finding where George is. It is as though she is determined to go through with the marriage despite it being clear to the reader that George is in a state of despair.
List of works by W. Somerset Maugham
He wrote only one book that was not of this character. It was a collection of essays that he had contributed to the solid magazines of the day and he issued it, as became his sense of decorum, anonymously. I once had the book in my hands, a handsome volume bound in calf, but I never read it and I have not been able to get hold of a copy since. I wish I had, for I might have learnt from it something of the kind of man he was. His elder brother, Viscount Maugham , did become a lawyer, enjoying a distinguished legal career and serving as Lord Chancellor from to By the time Maugham was three, his older brothers were all away at boarding school.