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Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage

Author: W. Somerset Maugham; Gore Vidal (Introduction by)
Series: Modern Library 100 Best Novels Ser.
$22.99(AUD)  inc GST
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One of the most widely read novels of the twentieth century, W. Somerset Maugham's masterpiece Of Human Bondage gives a harrowing depiction of unrequited love. Philip Carey, a sensitive orphan born with a clubfoot, finds himself in desperate need of passion and inspiration. He abandons his studies to travel, first to Heidelberg and then to Paris, where he nurses ambitions of becoming a great artist. Philip's youthful idealism erodes, however, as he comes face-to-face with his own mediocrity and lack of impact on the world. After returning to London to study medicine, he becomes wildly infatuated with Mildred, a vulgar, tawdry waitress, and begins a doomed love affair that will change the course of his life.First published in 1915, the semi-autobiographical Of Human Bondage combines the values left over from the Victorian era with the prevailing irony and despair of the early twentieth century. Unsentimental yet bursting with deep feeling, Of Human Bondage remains Maugham's most complete statement of the importance of physical and spiritual liberty, a theme that resounds more loudly than ever today.
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General Fields

  • : 9780375753152
  • : Random House, Incorporated
  • : Random House, Incorporated
  • : May 1999
  • : 201mm X 135mm X 37mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823/.912
  • : 823/.912
  • : English
  • : English
  • : W. Somerset Maugham; Gore Vidal (Introduction by)
  • : W. Somerset Maugham; Gore Vidal (Introduction by)
  • : New edition
  • : New edition
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 656
  • : 656