A companion to the characters in the fiction and drama of W. Somerset Maugham

Samuel J. Rogal

Through his voluminous writings, W. Somerset Maugham recreated the age in which he lived. The characters in his fiction and drama accurately reflect English society from the end of the Victorian era through the early years of World War II. There exists little doubt that the strength of Maugham's works stems from his rich characterisations. When he peopled his imaginary worlds, he based his characters on real persons whom he observed and analysed, both from a respectable distance and a not always respectable intimacy; then he recast them upon the page and the stage. This reference sets down in alphabetical order each character included in Maugham's stories, novels and plays. Included are imaginary, historical, human, animal, named, unnamed, living and dead characters from all of his works. Each entry indicates the work in which the character appears and provides a description of the character in relation to the work as a whole. As far as possible, the descriptions capture the substance and tone of Maugham's own words. An introductory essay discusses the importance of Maugham's characters to his literary art, while a bibliography lists editions consulted and secondary sources of additional information.

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  • The Characters
  • Editions and Secondary Sources Consulted
  • Index of Titles.

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書名 A companion to the characters in the fiction and drama of W. Somerset Maugham
著作者等 Rogal, Samuel J.
出版元 Greenwood Press
刊行年月 1996
ページ数 xvii, 468 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 031329917X
NCID BA27876513
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国