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The Resource Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage

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Of Human Bondage
Title
Of Human Bondage
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W. Somerset Maugham
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eng
Summary
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
Summary
Considered by many to be W. Somerset Maugham's masterpiece, Of Human Bondage traces the travels of Philip Carey to Germany, Paris, and London while exploring his intellectual, emotional, and psychological development and, later, his destructive relationship with a tawdry waitress
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10138974
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1874-1965
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W. Somerset Maugham
Dewey number
823.912
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910
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Narrated by Steven Crossley
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Tantor Media
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True
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Fiction / Classics
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adult
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Of Human Bondage
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digital storage
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unknown
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ODILO:034300009497
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electronic
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True
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9781400199761
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other
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True
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Label
Of Human Bondage
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ODILO:034300009497
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not applicable
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electronic
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not applicable
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True
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9781400199761
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not applicable
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not applicable
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other
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True
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unknown
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  • other
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unknown
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