Of Human Bondage

(Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

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It is very difficult for a writer of my generation, if he is honest, to pretend indifference to the work of Somerset Maugham," wrote Gore Vidal. "He was always so entirely there."
        Originally published in 1915, Of Human Bondage is a potent
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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