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Extra info for A William Somerset Maugham Encyclopedia (Music Reference Collection; 60) by Samuel J. Rogal (1997-05-28)
THE DREAM’’ (1924). a brief tale released in 1924 and integrated within the 1936 assortment *Cosmopolitans. The †Narrator, a journalist and novelist on his method from big apple to Petrograd in August 1917, dines on the station eating place in Vladivostok. There he stocks a desk and converses with an unpleasant †Russian, a thorough legal professional and widower. The latter talks of his departed †Wife of ten years—a local of *Switzerland, a skilled instructor of numerous languages, and a jealous lady possessed of a nasty temperament. One evening she dreamed that her husband had tried to kill her via throwing her over the balusters to the stone flooring six tales less than. She couldn't rid herself of that imaginative and prescient. even as, the Russian can't eliminate from his personal brain the thought of the way effortless it might be to do what his spouse had dreamt. One evening, one of many lodgers discovered the wife’s lifeless physique at the stone ground, her neck damaged. The Russian had spent the night with a chum and didn't go back to the home till an hour later. The Narrator admits to having by no means been in a position to make sure if the Russian had confessed to the homicide of his spouse, or if he had easily similar a sardonic comic story at his listener’s cost. Bibliography: whole brief tales. II. internationally. DREISER, THEODORE HERMAN ALBERT (1871–1945). American journalist, novelist, and essayist, recognized for his depiction of, and assaults upon, the tragic nation of lifestyles in the US (particularly one of the underclasses) as he considered it in the first 3 a long time of the 20th century—see fairly Sister Carrie (1900), Jennie Gerhart (1911), An American Tragedy (1925). through 1915, he had develop into an authoritative critic between American intellectuals. therefore, his favorable 2,600–word evaluation of Of Human Bondage for the recent Republic (25 December 1915, 202–4) encouraged different American reviewers, rescued the radical from virtually overall serious annihilation, and warranted its everlasting luck, quite within the usa: ‘‘Here is a singular or biography or autobiography or social conscript of the maximum significance. . . . To me . . . it's a attractive weave, as fascinating and worthy initially as on the finish. . . . [it is] lifestyles DREISER, THEODORE HERMAN ALBERT 39 itself, the nice land and sea of individuals, England, Germany, France, battering, corroding, illuminating, a Goyaesque global. ’’ *Maugham continuously stood able to exhibit his gratitude for Dreiser’s evaluation. Bibliography: Cordell; Dreiser. E EAGLES, JEANNE (1894–1929). American actress, genuine identify Jeanne Aquila (Spanish ‘‘eagle’’). She starred as †Sadie Thompson within the Broadway starting (7 November 1922, Maxine Elliott Theatre) of Rain, a level edition of *Maugham’s brief tale via John B. Colton and Clemence Randolph, probably her most vital fulfillment as an actress. In 1929, she performed †Leslie Crosbie within the Paramount movie model of Maugham’s *The Letter. Bibliography: Freedley and Reeves. EARL, EDITH HONOR BETTY MAUGHAM. See MAUGHAM, HONOR. EAST AND WEST (1934). number of thirty tales, released in England an identical yr less than the name Altogether and reprinted in 1953 because the first quantity of the whole brief tales.