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Of Human Bondage by W Somerset Maugham - Hardcover - First US - 1915 - from Antique Book Boutique (SKU: 105209)

Of Human Bondage

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Of Human Bondage: Copyright 1915 by George H. Doran Co.

by W Somerset Maugham

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"Of Human Bondage" 1915 -
First US Edition Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham. Grosset & Dunlap by arrangement with Doubleday, Doran & Co. Copyright 1915 by George H. Doran Co. Hardcover. Title page illustrated. First US edition. 648 pages.
Signed by previous owner. Later stated with the misprint on line 4 of page 257 corrected from "help" to "helped."
A novel, although much in it is autobiographical.ERA: Vintage; 1915
PRODUCT INFORMATION Country of Origin: USA Style: antiquarian & collectible Materials: cloth-bound hardcover Size: 8" L x 10" W x 2" HColor/Finish: green
This was Maugham's famed autobiographical novel about~Philip Carey, who has a club foot and who attends King's School, Tercanbury [Maugham had a stammer and attended King's School, Canterbury]; who rejects the idea of the ministry and who studies in Heidelberg and later becomes a doctor [like Maugham]; who becomes obsessed with a vulgar waitress, Mildred Rogers, who goes to a bad end [cf. Liza of Lambeth], etc. But the novel succeeds because of its unflinching honesty and its devastating account of loneliness, the most tragic of all human conditions.

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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

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Bookseller Inventory #
105209
Title
Of Human Bondage
Author
W Somerset Maugham
Format/binding
Cloth-bound hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine+
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Quantity available
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Edition
First US
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Grosset & Dunlap by arrangement with Doubleday, Doran & Co
Place of Publication
USA
Date published
1915
Keywords
bondage, maugham, loneliness
Bookseller catalogs
Antiquarian Collectible Books; Rare Books;
Size
8" L x 10" W x 2" H

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