Of Human Bondage

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This classic bildungsroman tells the story of Philip Carey, a sensitive boy born with a clubfoot who is orphaned and raised by a religious aunt and uncle. Philip yearns for adventure, and at eighteen leaves home, eventually pursuing a career as an ar ...Continua
Chase Insteadman...
Ha scritto il 02/11/13
Particularly with this book Maugham proves to be an exceptional analyser of the human soul. I think everyone has had one of Philip's thoughts in mind at least once in a lifetime and it is almost impossible not to feel an emotional involvement in his...Continua
Ha scritto il 06/01/12
Bildungsroman if ever there was one, Of Human Bondage is a classic nineteenth century novel written while the world was on the verge of embarking upon a world war which would sweep away that 'world of yesterday' and make perhaps this book seem premat...Continua
Ha scritto il 15/03/08

This book was the first book that made a truly strong impression on me. I was about 16 when I read it, and it stayed as my "best book ever" for years.

Ha scritto il 05/06/07
An interesting quote from the book, to all bookworms ;-) "...he formed the most delightful habit in the world, the habit of reading: he did not know that thus he was creating for himself an unreal world which would make the real world of everyday a s...Continua

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