CAPITOL HILL NEWS --
In the January issue of Hartford Times Examiner Magazine, a glimpse into the gay lifestyle of novelist and master spy W. Somerset Maugham is highlighted.
Although William Somerset Maugham rarely spoke publicly about his sexuality, he has been embraced as one of the most renowned gay or bisexual authors of all time. "I was a quarter normal and three-quarters queer, but I tried to persuade myself it was the other way round," he once said. "That was my greatest mistake."
Maugham was born in Paris on January 25, 1874, the youngest son of a British embassy official. His mother died when he was eight, followed by his father two years later. The young boy was then sent to live with his uncle, a vicar in Kent, England. Afflicted with a severe stutter, Maugham was taunted by his schoolmates and withdrew into the world of books.
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