The Making of a Saint

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William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874 He spoke French even before he spoke a word of English, a fact to which some critics attribute the purity of his style His parents died early and, after an unhappy boyhood, which he recorded poignantly in Of Human Bondage, Maugham became a qualified physician But writing was his true vocation For ten years before his first success, he almost l

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  • Hardcover
  • 360 pages
  • The Making of a Saint
  • W. Somerset Maugham
  • English
  • 01 February 2019
  • 9780548108079

10 thoughts on “The Making of a Saint

  1. says:

    Set in 1488 Italy, this is a tale of politics, love and adventure An interesting read while in Italy.

  2. says:

    Kui meeldib 15 sajandi Itaalia hustik aadlimeeste ja daamide hkamistega, siis v iks see raamat sobida Mulle v ga ei sobinud.

  3. says:

    The foreword explaining the background to the tale contains several veiled barbs as to the state of English polite society Such as I am painfully aware that the persons of this drama were not actuated by the moral sentiments, which they might have acquired by education at a really good English public school And If they sinned, they sinned elegantly, and much may be forgiven to people whose pedigree is above suspicion Maugham was apparently unhappy with this book in later years and perhaps it is because of this rather catty foreword rather than the quality of the tale or its writing Society certainly took him to its bosom a dozen years later when he was a very successful writer of plays Making of a saint gives a nice flavour of fifteenth century Italy and with much of Maugham s work it is easy to picture the scenes Maybe this is because of his ability as a playwright in bringing words to dramatic life It ...

  4. says:

    3.5 Very good piece of historical fiction set in the 15th century Italy Sort of a swashbuckling story with romance and someone to root for Unfortunately no one comes out unscathed.

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