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Of Human Bondage (Modern Library Classics)

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by W. Somerset Maugham

"The modern writer who has influenced me the most." - George Orwell    "One of my favourite writers." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez    "A writer of great dedication." - Graham Greene --Review

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Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Modern Library
2 reviews about Of Human Bondage (Modern Library Classics)
review by . May 11, 2013
A deeply affecting story of obsession and life choices.
Of Human Bondage is a literary beacon of light for the wayward drifter who is in the grip of an emotional force that is larger than him or herself. It is a piece of literature that can resonate quite loudly for people who are in a transitional phase in their lives, whether it be coming out of a hardship or entering into one (you decide), searching for the ideal career, the perfect mate or all of the above. Of Human Bondage addresses, at its core, the fixations and or foibles that can or can't …
review by . January 22, 2010
I suspect that anyone who's heard of this novel but has not read it assumes, as I did, that it's about a young man named Philip Carey who falls in love with a waitress named Mildred and wishes he hadn't. Not exactly. It's about Philip Carey, and he falls in love with Mildred and wishes he hadn't, but there's a lot of other stuff before and after that. This is what they used to call a bildungsroman, which is just the German word for "novel of education" or something like that - it's a type of novel …
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