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Record 9368

Reading Experience:

'Absorbed as always in books, Willie read seriously in both French and German literature. His favourites in French were the "Maximes" of La Rochefoucauld, "La Princesse de Cleves" (which inspired his play "Caesar's Wife"), the tragedies of Racine, the novels of Voltaire, Stendhal's "Le Rouge et le Noir" and "La Chartreuse de Parme", Balzac's "Pere Goriot", Flaubert's "Madame Bovary", the works of Anatole France, the exotic tales of Pierre Loti and the well-crafted stories of Maupassant'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1890 and 31 Dec 1891
Country: Germany
Time: n/a
Place: city: Heidelberg
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Somerset Maugham
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 25 Jan 1874
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: later writer
Religion: christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Germany
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Guy de Maupassant
Title: [tales: short stories]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9368  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jeffrey Meyers
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Somerset Maugham
  Place of Publication: New York
  Date of Publication: 2004
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 23
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jeffrey Meyers, Somerset Maugham (New York, 2004), p. 23,, accessed: 23 May 2024

Additional comments:



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