Of human bondage

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William Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage is generally considered to be an autobiographical fiction where the different events happening to the protagonist, Philip, stand for the hardships that Maugham himself faced throughout his life. The story begins when Phillip successively loses both parents and is sent to stay in his uncle's vicarage in a small Kent village named Blackstable. Being taken from one of Spinoza's works, the title alludes to the novel's deeply-philosophical aspect and pressing existential and theological questions. The narrative recounts Phillip's different experiences with women, mainly his rather masochistic love for the hospital waitress, Mildred, who keeps on disappointing him. It also speaks about his constant wavering between different fields of study, namely theology, art and medicine. His uncle's collection of books provides him with continuous flights into the world of fiction and helps him enrich his imagination and worldly experience. By the end of the novel, Phillip seems to give up his philosophical idealism and to finally apprehend that life should be taken simply in order to be lived fully and happily. The happy resolution parallels Maugham's life achievements as a wealthy and prized playwright and novelist.
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ISBN:
9780451530172
9781596741102
9780451525567
9781780007526
140019976
9780140185225
9781625583666
9781443431958
9783956763762
9781556859083
037575315
9780375753152
9781400199761
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title Of human bondage
title_display Of human bondage
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topic Artists Fiction, Electronic books, England Fiction, FICTION / Classics, FICTION / Literary, London (England) Fiction, Medical students Fiction, Orphans Fiction, People with disabilities Fiction, Physicians -- Fiction, Physicians Fiction, Sex addiction Fiction, Waitresses Fiction
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