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Of human bondage a novel

The story of a deformed youth whose handicap causes loneliness.

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  • "The story of a deformed youth whose handicap causes loneliness."@en
  • "A young man struggling for self-realization is caught up in a destructive love affair."
  • "A young man struggling for self-realization is caught up in a destructive love affair."@en
  • "The story is that of the first thirty years of Philip Carey's life. Through Philip's intelligent and remarkably clear eyes one sees an English school, a German University, a colony of artistic failures in Paris, a dreary business house in London, a large hospital and a village on the British coast. All these places, and many more, come as close to the reader as they did to Philip. It is an intensely personal story. One suffers with the sensitive boy the bitter realization of his physical handicap, enjoys his friendships and shares his problems. Like Philip, the personality through which the very real experience of the book is passed, one realizes that if one has lived thoroughly, that life has a meaning and a pattern as rich, though as unsymmetrical, as those formed by the colors in an oriental rug."@en
  • "Sexual obsession and modern man's yearning for freedom."@en
  • "From a tormented orphan with a clubfoot, Philip Carey grows into an impressionable young man with a voracious appetite for adventure and knowledge. His cravings take him to Paris at age eighteen to try his hand at art, then back to London to study medicine. But even so, nothing can sate his nagging hunger for experience. Then he falls obsessively in love, embarking on a disastrous relationship that will change his life forever."@en
  • "Portrayal of the life of a youth handicapped by deformity, whose early life was a process of self-torture. When he escapes from the cruelty of his school-fellows and the uncongenial atmosphere of his hypocritical and selfish uncle it is only to plunge deeper into gloom as a lonely lad in London, as a student at Heidelberg, and as a would-be artist in the Latin quarter in Paris."@en
  • ""'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 expression of the power of sexual obsession and of modern man's yearning for freedom. 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 artist in Paris. When he returns to London to study medicine, he meets the androgynous but alluring Mildred and begins a doomed love affair that will change the course of his life. There is no more powerful story of sexual infatuation, of human longing for connection and freedom. 'Here is a novel of the utmost importance, ' wrote Theodore Dreiser on publication. 'It is a beacon of light by which the wanderer may be guided. ... One feels as though one were sitting before a splendid Shiraz of priceless texture and intricate weave, admiring, feeling, responding sensually to its colors and tones.' With an Introduction by Gore Vidal Commentary by Theodore Dreiser and Graham Greene."@en
  • "Author finds his identity and what is important in life through suffering defeat, and tragic love."@en
  • "A young man struggling for self-realization becomes caught up in a destructive love affair that forever alters his life--Novelist."
  • "Of Human Bondage is a potent expression of the power of sexual obsession and of modern man's yearning for freedom. 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 artist in Paris. When he returns to London to study medicine, he meets the androgynous but alluring Mildred and begins a doomed love affair that will change the course of his life. There is no more powerful story of sexual infatuation, of human longing for connection and freedom."@en
  • "Of Human Bondage (1915) is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. It is generally agreed to be his masterpiece and to be strongly autobiographical in nature, although Maugham stated, "This is a novel, not an autobiography, though much in it is autobiographical, more is pure invention." The book begins with the death of the mother of the nine-year-old protagonist, Philip Carey. Philip's father had already died a few months before, and the orphan Philip is sent to live with his aunt and uncle ..."@en
  • "A young man struggling for self-realization, Philip Carey becomes caught in a destructive love affair with a waitress, in a novel about sexual obsession, self-discovery, and the complexities of human relationships."
  • "A young man struggling for self-realization, Philip Carey becomes caught in a destructive love affair with a waitress, in a novel about sexual obsession, self-discovery, and the complexities of human relationships."@en

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  • "Genres littéraires"
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  • "General fiction"@en

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