The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham

Selina Hastings
Random House (

No longer hush-hush, this delicious account of the luminous life of author W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965) includes how his great love for Gerald Haston, a charming cad, wreaked havoc with Maugham’s short-lived marriage to a woman. One member of the restless author’s gay coterie even giggled, “For those who seek a moral, one stands clear: Don’t marry if you happen to be queer.” —Review: Donalevan Maines


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