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Of human bondage a novel

From an orphan with a clubfoot, Philip Carey grows into an impressionable young man with a voracious appetite for adventure and knowledge. Then he falls obsessively in love, embarking on a disastrous relationship that will change his life forever.

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  • "Of human bondage"
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  • "Ren xing jia suo"@en
  • "Of Human Bondage"
  • "人性枷鎖"
  • "In'gan ui kulle"@en

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  • "From an orphan with a clubfoot, Philip Carey grows into an impressionable young man with a voracious appetite for adventure and knowledge. Then he falls obsessively in love, embarking on a disastrous relationship that will change his life forever."@en
  • "Author finds his identity and what is important in life through suffering, defeat, and tragic love."@en
  • "本书是英国著名的小说家和剧作家毛姆的代表作。主人公菲利普·凯里自幼父母双亡,不幸又先天残疾,在冷漠而陌生的环境中度过了童年,性格因此孤僻而敏感。在寄宿学校度过的岁月让他饱受了不合理的学校制度的摧残,而当他走入社会后,又在爱情上经历了伤痛。在坎坷的人生道路上,他每跨一步,都要付出艰辛的挣扎,但思想和个性都独立不羁的凯里,一直努力挣脱宗教和小市民意识这两条禁锢自己精神的桎梏,力图在混沌纷扰的生活漩流中,寻求人生的真谛."
  • "Of Human Bondage 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."" Maugham, who had originally planned to call his novel Beauty from Ashes, finally settled on a title taken from Spinoza's Ethics."@en
  • "Semi-autobiographical novel about a sensitive young man who goes through life with a feeling of inferiority because of a clubfoot. Generally regarded as the author's principle work."@en
  • "Phillip Carey, a handicapped orphan, is brought up by a self-indulgent Victorian clergyman. Shedding his religious faith as a young man, he begins to study art in Paris, but finally returns to London to qualify as a doctor."@en
  • "Of Human Bondage, by W. Somerset Maugham, is part of the <A href=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/classics/index.asp?z=y&cds2Pid=16447&sLinkPrefix>Barnes & Noble Classics</A> series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. 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. Carin Companick is a freelance writer and a specialist in the field of language proficiency assessment. She studied English literature at Haverford College and completed her graduate work in Victorian and modern literature at Columbia University. She lives and works in Princeton, New Jersey."@en
  • "The day broke gray and dull. The clouds hung heavily, and there was a rawness in the air that suggested snow. A woman servant came into a room in which a child was sleeping and drew the curtains. She glanced mechanically at the house opposite, a stucco house with a portico, and went to the child's bed."Wake up, Philip," she said.She pulled down the bed-clothes, took him in her arms, and carried him downstairs. He was only half awake."Your mother wants you," she said.She opened the door of a room on the floor below and took the child over to a bed in which a woman was lying. It was his mother. She stretched out her arms, and the child nestled by her side. He did not ask why he had been awakened. The woman kissed his eyes, and with thin, small hands felt the warm body through his white flannel nightgown. She pressed him closer to herself."Are you sleepy, darling?" she said.Her voice was so weak that it seemed to come already from a great distance. The child did not answer, but smiled comfortably. He was very happy in the large, warm bed, with those soft arms about him. He tried to make himself smaller still as he cuddled up against his mother, and he kissed her sleepily. In a moment he closed his eyes and was fast asleep. The doctor came forwards and stood by the bed-side."Oh, don't take him away yet," she moaned.The doctor, without answering, looked at her gravely. Knowing she would not be allowed to keep the child much longer, the woman kissed him again; and she passed her hand down his body till she came to his feet; she held the right foot in her hand and felt the five small toes; and then slowly passed her hand over the left one. She gave a sob."What's the matter?" said the doctor. "You're tired."She shook her head, unable to speak, and the tears rolled down her cheeks.The doctor bent down."
  • "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
  • ""'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
  • "A young man struggling for self-realization becomes caught up in a destructive love affair that forever alters his life."@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."@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 biographical novel describing a man's intellectual and emotional development."@en
  • "After a few months studying in Heidelberg, and a brief spell in Paris as would-be artist, Philip Carey settles in London to train as a doctor. And that is where he meets Mildred, the loud but irresistible waitress with whom he plunges into a formative, tortured and masochistic affair which very nearly ruins him."@en
  • "Autobiografický román anglického romanopisce, básníka a dramatika, rozvíjený v prostředí anglického venkova, studentského města Heidelbergu, Paříže a Londýna, patří k jeho stěžejním dílům. Příběh chlapce stiženého tělesnou vadou, budoucího lékaře, dává autoru příležitost, aby ukázal, že mrzáctví, stěžující člověku život, může mít protiváhu v bohatém životě vnitřním, ve zvýšené vnímavosti pro krásu života a mnohotvárnost jeho dění."
  • "Philip Carey, a sensitive boy born with a clubfoot who is orphaned and raised by a religious aunt and uncle, yearns for adventure and at 18 leaves home to pursue an art career in Paris. He returns home to London to study medicine and begins a doomed love affair that will change the course of his life."
  • "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
  • "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.From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "Ben shu shi ying guo zhu ming de xiao shuo jia he ju zuo jia mao mu de dai biao zuo. zhu ren gong fei li pu, kai li zi you fu mu shuang wang, bu xing you xian tian can ji, zai leng mo er mo sheng de huan jing zhong du guo le tong nian, xing ge yin ci gu pi er min gan. zai ji su xue xiao du guo de sui yue rang ta bao shou le bu he li de xue xiao zhi du de cui can, er dang ta zou ru she hui hou, you zai ai qing shang jing li le shang tong. zai kan ke de ren sheng dao lu shang, ta mei kua yi bu, dou yao fu chu jian xin de zheng zha, dan si xiang he ge xing dou du li bu ji de kai li, yi zhi nu li zheng tuo zong jiao he xiao shi min yi shi zhe liang tiao jin gu zi ji jing shen de zhi gu, li tu zai hun dun fen rao de sheng huo xuan liu zhong, xun qiu ren sheng de zhen di."
  • "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 with a waitress, embarking on a disastrous relationship that will change his life forever."
  • "A club-footed orphan struggles for independence, his intellectual development and his attempt to become an artist."
  • "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."
  • "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
  • "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."
  • "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
  • "A young man struggling for self-realization is caught up in a destructive love affair."@en
  • "A young man struggling for self-realization is caught up in a destructive love affair."
  • "Levensbeschrijving van een man die, verbitterd door zijn kreupelheid, overgevoelig van karakter en zonder zelfvertrouwen, van zijn jeugd af ongelukkig is."
  • "Sexual obsession and modern man's yearning for 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." Maugham, who had originally planned to call his novel Beauty from Ashes, finally settled on a title taken from Spinoza's Ethics-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."@en
  • "Generally considered to be W. Somerset Maugham's masterpiece, <Of Human Bondage</ follows Philip Carey, an orphan since age nine, as he grows up in a small town under the care of his aunt and uncle'a vicar who controls his inheritance.</ While considered by many to be an autobiography, Maugham has stated that "...though much in it is autobiographical, more is pure invention." <Of Human Bondage</ has been adapted for the screen three times, most recently in 1964, and has been referenced in countless mediums including the film Seven and television series <Buffy the Vampire Slayer</ and <Justified</.</ HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.</"@en
  • "This is the story of Doctor Howard's strange infatuation with a cheap and vulgar waitress that almost causes his downfall."@en
  • "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. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "A young, handicapped physician is degraded in an affair with a waitress."@en
  • "Author finds his identity and what is important in life through suffering defeat, and tragic love."@en
  • "The story of a man's obsession with a waitress who scorns him."@en
  • "Philip Carey, a handicapped orphan, is brought up by a clergyman, but Philip sheds his religious faith and begins to study art in Paris."@en
  • "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."@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
  • "Of Human Bondage is generally considered to be Somerset Maugham's masterpiece in a long, versatile, and extremely distinguished literary career that stretched from Liza of Lambeth in 1897 to A Writer's Notebook published in 1949; Of Human Bondage was first published in 1915."@en
  • "The story of a deformed youth whose handicap causes loneliness."@en
  • "A nine year old boy's mother dies shortly after the death of his father. He is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in a small East-Anglian village, where his uncle is vicar. This uncle holds the boy's significant inheritance for him until he comes of age, giving him unlimited power over the boy."
  • "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 with a waitress, embarking on a disastrous relationship that will change his life forever."
  • "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 with a waitress, embarking on a disastrous relationship that will change his life forever."

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  • "Livets lenker, roman"
  • "Of human bondage a novel"
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  • "Of Human Bondage: a novel"@en
  • "Of Human Bondage"
  • "Of Human Bondage"@en
  • "Of human bondage : a novel"
  • "Of human bondage : a novel"@en
  • "Servitude humaine"
  • "人生的枷锁"
  • "Of human bondage"@en
  • "Of human bondage"
  • "Livets Lænker. I-II"@da
  • "Pīrāmūn-i asārat-i bushrá"
  • "Of human bondage; a novel"
  • "Of human bondage; a novel"@en
  • "Of human bondage : A novel"
  • "Livets lenker"
  • "Livets lænker Livets lænker"
  • "Of Human Bondage : a novel"
  • "人生的枷锁 = Of Human Bondage"
  • "Of human Bondage"
  • "인간의굴레 = Of human bondage"
  • "Servitude humaine : Texte Francais"
  • "O údělu člověka"
  • "Ningen no kizuna"@ja
  • "Ningen no kizuna"
  • "Of human bondage : with a new introduction by the author especially written for this abridged edition"
  • "Servitude humaine : Roman"
  • "In'gan ui kulle"
  • "Of human bondage. A novel"
  • "Of human bondage ; a novel"@en
  • "Örök szolgaság"
  • "Servitude humaine : Texte français de Mme E.-R. Blanchet"
  • "Of human bondage = xte imprimé"
  • "Anthrōpinē douleia"
  • "Of human bondage / by W. Somerset Maugham"
  • "인간의굴레"
  • "Ren sheng de jia suo = Of Human Bondage"
  • "Livets Lænker"@da
  • "Servitude humaine : roman"
  • "Of human bondage : a play"
  • "Of human bondage-"@en
  • "Servitude humaine : [roman]"
  • "Örök szolgaság : regény"
  • "Of human bondage = In'gan ui kulle"@en
  • "Servitude humaine : l'Ange pervers"
  • "Of human bondage : [a novel]"
  • "Servitude humaine texte français de madame E.R. Blanchet"
  • "Somerset Maugham. L'Ange pervers, servitude humaine"
  • "In'gan ŭi kulle = Of human bondage"
  • "Of human bondage : a novel in two volumes"
  • "Ren sheng de jia suo"
  • "Of human bondage; a novel in two volumes"
  • "人間の絆"
  • "O údělu c̀lověka"
  • "Servitude humaine : [roman]. Texte français de Mme E. R. Blanchet"
  • "Servidão humana : romance"
  • "Människans slaveri översättning av Lisbeth och Louis Renner"
  • "Ljudski okovi"
  • "Of Human Bondage New introd. by the author especially written for this abridged ed"
  • "Of Human Bondage A Novel"
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  • "Människans slaveri"
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  • "Kié̂p người"
  • "人間의굴레"
  • "Kié̂p người : tiẻ̂u thuyé̂t hai tập"
  • "Of human bondage : with a digression on the art of fiction ; anaddress"@en
  • "Of human bondage, a novel"
  • "Pāyī'bandihāyeh insān-i"
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  • "Of Human bondage"
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  • "Livets lænker"@da
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  • "Servidão humana"
  • "Kié̂p người = Of human bondage"
  • "Of human bondage: a novel"@en
  • "In'gan ŭi kulle"
  • "Of human bondage : with an introduction by the author especially written for this abridged edition"

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