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Of Human Bondage - W. Somerset Maugham
Of Human Bondage
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On Human Bondage is the first and most autobiographical of Maugham's masterpieces. It tells the story of Philip Carey, an orphan eager for life, love and adventure. After a few months studying in Heidelberg, and a brief spell in Paris as a would-be artist, Philip settles in London to train as a... show more
On Human Bondage is the first and most autobiographical of Maugham's masterpieces. It tells the story of Philip Carey, an orphan eager for life, love and adventure. After a few months studying in Heidelberg, and a brief spell in Paris as a would-be artist, Philip settles in London to train as a doctor.
That is where he meets Mildred, the loud but irresistible waitress with whom he plunges into a formative, tortured and masochistic affair which very nearly ruins him.
It is in Of Human Bondage that the essential themes of autonomy and enslavement which dominate so much of Maugham's writing are most profoundly explored.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099284963 (0099284960)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Pages no: 720
Edition language: English
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Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it
5.0
This book chronicles the life of Phillip, from orphaned young boy to around thirty, set in the late 19th century and yet the story is so exquisitely told that a much longer period seemed to pass. Maugham tackles some weighty themes too, such as the meaning (or not) of life, class, death, gender, pov...
brokenbiscuits
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0.0 Books of 1915 (Part Two)
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham It has been quite a few years since I read this novel, but I thought it was absolutely terrific and I remember it vividly. The story opens when the main character Philip is a lonely young boy with a club foot being raised by his aunt and uncle. As soon as he...
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4.0 Of Human Bondage
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5.0 Of Human Bondage
So I have been living with this book for almost ten days. Not so much reading it as living with it or perhaps even living in it. It is strange that I was led to read this novel by [a: Philip K. Dick|4764|Philip K. Dick|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1264613853p2/4764.jpg]’s science fiction novel [b...
nente
nente rated it
5.0 Of Human Bondage
Having originally rated this book four stars, I rated it up on returning to write a review. And let me tell you, that doesn't often happen to me.When I was reading Of Human Bondage, I wasn't always happy with it. Happy is not the word. Sometimes I felt exasperated, ashamed, angry - not with the writ...
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