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Of Human Bondage


Philip Carey is an orphan eager for life, love and adventure. After a few months studying in Heidelburg, and a brief spell in Paris as a would-be ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.750
Allen C

good story

by Allen C on Aug 2, 2012

Splendid writing especially considering it was written 100 years ago. More in it than in the Lawrence Harvey / Kim Novak film, but glad I saw that before reading. I had instant images of the characters More


Classic Maugham

by maybelline on Jul 23, 2009

The story that Maugham weaves is according to his own introduction partly autobiographical. It was the first novel Maugham wrote after becoming a successful playwright. The central character is a young man born with a club foot. The story follows his search to find himself as an artist in Paris, as ... More


Great Story

by Kaylene on Aug 23, 2007

I loved reading this book. It was a great story. I was surprised at how much talk there was of sex, but since this is a coming of age story about a boy, I guess I shouldn't be that surprised; boys of the 1900's had the same hormones our boys do now. I was grateful there wasn't too much detail in that ... More


This book is one of the greats

by Maufrais1 on Apr 19, 2007

I am a traveller at heart and am moved by books such as The Razor's Edge or Maughams other great piece, Of Human Bondage. This book spoke to me and I believe would speak to just about anyone who reads it. The writing is exquisite although the beginning can be tough to get through it is worth the ... More

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