Maugham once confided to Christopher Isherwood his unrealized wish, when he turned seventy, to return to India and study Shankara.
When Mr. Maugham spoke to him about Stroeve's visit he said: "I thought it damned silly and sentimental."
Finally I must compliment Mr. Maugham on his ironical title.
Frohman produced all of Maugham's plays in America, and most of them were great successes.
This delicious comedy was put on paper 290 while Maugham was acting as British agent in Switzerland during the war.
The circumstances in which Caroline was written give an interesting reflex on Maugham as an artist.
As a playwright Mr. Maugham is quite as well known as he is for his novels.
The book will confirm Mr. Maugham's reputation as a strong and original writer.
Another experience with Maugham shows how Frohman really inspired plays.
I am not convinced that Mr. Maugham's experiment has succeeded.