Thursday, July 10, 2008

A Way with Words

From the Wikipedia article on Somerset Maugham:

Maugham's mother Edith Mary (née Snell) was consumptive, a condition for which the doctors of the time prescribed childbirth. As a result Maugham had three older brothers, already enrolled in boarding school by the time he was three and Maugham was effectively raised as an only child. Sadly, childbirth proved no cure for tuberculosis, and Edith Mary Maugham died at the age of 41, six days after the stillbirth of her final son.


Blogger Leora said...

Of Human Bondage was a good book and became a good movie, too.

Are you trying to say something about clueless authoritarian figures telling women what to do?

July 10, 2008 1:08 PM  

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