Of Human Bondage
The first and most autobiographical of Maugham's masterpieces. It is the story of Philip Carey, an orphan eager for life, love and adventure. After a few months studying in Heidelberg, and a brief spell in Paris as a would-be artist, he settles in London to train as a doctor where he meets Mildred, the loud but irresistible waitress with whom he plunges into a tortured and masochistic affair.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
A novel about growing up, making choices and then having to live with those choices. Also a long exploration of unrequited love. Profound and moving. Read full review
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EM Forster once wrote: "The final test of a novel will be our affection for it, as it is the test of our friends, of anything else that we cannot define." Good point. I have a bit of a love/hate ... Read full review