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1981 On 15 March, Robert (Robin) Cecil Romer Maugham (b. 1916), WSM’s favourite nephew, dies. A William Somerset Maugham Encyclopedia A Characters from the fiction and drama are marked through a dagger (†) and are defined intimately in Samuel J. Rogal, A significant other to the Characters within the Fiction and Drama of W. Somerset Maugham (Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996). AGUILA, JEANNE. See EAGLES, JEANNE. AH KING (1933). A quantity of six brief tales, set within the *Federated Malay States and released in September. those contain *‘‘Back of Beyond,’’ *‘‘The Book-Bag,’’ *‘‘The Door of Opportunity,’’ *‘‘Footprints within the Jungle,’’ *‘‘Neil MacAdam,’’ and *‘‘The Vessel of Wrath. ’’ Maugham maintains his chilly and ruthless divulge´ of transplanted English civil servants and plantation proprietors and executives, quite their adulterous relationships with each other and with natives, repeating and recasting rumors and gossip truly on the topic of him by means of genuine people. In the entire tales, one realizes a critical topic of individuals’ unpredictable habit below emotional and occupational rigidity that creates, removed from an orderly England, an international of virtually overall illness. Bibliography: Ah King; entire brief tales. I. East and West; Calder (1972/1973); Cordell; Curtis (1974); Menard (1965); Morgan; Mortimer; Pollock. ALANSON, BERTRAM (1877–1958). A Jewish stockbroker from San Francisco and *Maugham’s oldest American pal. The kinfolk, initially named Abrahamson, got here from *Germany; the daddy owned espresso plantations in Guatemala, the place Bertram attended collage. Maugham first met him in November 1916, on board a boat from San Francisco to *Honolulu. Tall and continually elegantly dressed, his cultural tastes prolonged to opera and literature. along with his 2 ‘‘THE ALIEN CORN’’ brother, Lionel, he based the brokerage enterprise of Alanson Brothers and rose to turn into head of the San Francisco inventory alternate. He married in 1923 and on the age of forty-six, a stunning version, Mabel Bremer. Alanson controlled Maugham’s cash from 1922 until eventually his loss of life (from throat melanoma) and made the author a millionaire. Maugham wrote in way over 600 letters to him. He owned each of Maugham’s books in its first variation; the Bertram Alanson Maugham assortment now is living at Stanford collage. Bibliography: Calder (1989/1990); Curtis (1974); Morgan. ‘‘THE ALIEN CORN’’ (1931). seemed in *Six tales Written within the First individual Singular. A Jewish relations desperately strives to throw off its conventional racial ties and features and to develop into Gentile in addition to English. therefore, †Hannah Rabenstein, sister of †Ferdy Rabenstein, has develop into the dowager girl Bland by way of marriage to Sir Alfred Bland (formerly Alphonse Bleikogel); their son Freddy (Sir Adolphus Bland) and his spouse, Miriam, have, in grew to become, produced George and Harry Bland. George, the elder son, after dismissal from Oxford, spends years in Munich attempting to grasp the piano—for which he has very little expertise. in spite of everything, after having deteriorated bodily in addition to spiritually, he kills himself.

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