W. Somerset Maugham

Of Human Bondage


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Of Human Bondage, published in 1915, is considered to be W. Somerset Maugham’s best work. Many believe the novel to be one of the world’s li…

The Magician


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The Magician is a novel by British author W. Somerset Maugham, originally published in 1908. In this tale, the magician Oliver Haddo, a cari…

The Moon and Sixpence


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This Maugham novel is based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin. The story is told by the narrator as he gradually comes to know the mai…

Rain


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One of Maugham's most famous short stories, Rain unfolds in a soggy tropical paradise marred by self-righteous hypocrites trying to force th…

Short Story Collection Vol. 052


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LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 052: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.

The Bishop's Apron


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"Canon Spratte saw himself as he thought others might see him: mediocre, pompous, self-assertive, verbose." Maugham could have add…

Short Story Collection Vol. 060


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LibriVox readers bring you 20 short stories in various genres by authors including Edna Ferber, Charlotte Brontë, Stephan Crane, W. Som…

On a Chinese Screen


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This is a non-fiction collection of Maugham's observations of life in Asia in the early 20th Century. (Summary by BellonaTimes)

Mrs. Craddock


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“I thought it was you I saw coming up the hill,” she said, stretching out her hand. He stopped and shook it; the touch of his big, firm fing…

Short Story Collection Vol. 067


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A collection of 20 short stories selected and read by Librivox readers in English. 

Liza of Lambeth


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Liza of Lambeth focuses on the challenges of life facing Liza, an 18 year old factory girl who lives in the poverty of the slums of 1890s Lo…

Short Story Collection Vol. 039


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LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 039: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.

Rain (Version 2)


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Rain charts the moral disintegration of a missionary attempting to convert a Pacific island prostitute named Sadie Thompson. (Introduction b…

The Moon and Sixpence (version 2)


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The Moon and Sixpence is a 1919 short novel by William Somerset Maugham based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin. The story is told in …

Short Story Collection Vol. 064


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This collection comprises 20 short stories of various genres, chosen by the readers. Contributions include works from Guy de Maupassant, Rud…

The Hero


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James Parsons comes home to Little Primpton after serving in the Boer War. The whole town is proud of their new hero, who was awarded the Vi…

Short Story Collection Vol. 038


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LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 038: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.

Short Story Collection Vol. 037


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LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 037: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain chosen and read by LibriVox members.

The Explorer


Read by Lilith Branda


An early novel by W. Somerset Maugham about conflicting feelings of self-integrity, filial love, romantic love. Lucy Allerton and Alec MacKe…

The Trembling of a Leaf


Read by Lilith Branda


A collection of short stories on the South Sea Islands, among which are the famous "Red," "Rain," and "The Fall of …

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 021


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A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the re…

Orientations


Read by Lilith Branda


This is a collection showing W. Somerset Maugham's early attempt in the short story genre, which he comes to master as one of 20th century's…

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 050


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Seventeen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include science and natural history--the …

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 044


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Nineteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include wives, widows, and women scorned--…

Lavender Lit 101 - International LGB Literature up to 1923


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International LGB Literature up to 1923 This is a collection of 30 American and European gay, lesbian, & bisexual writers from the 16th …