Of Human Bondage

1915 novel by William Somerset Maugham / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Of Human Bondage is a 1915 novel by W. Somerset Maugham. The novel is generally agreed to be Maugham's masterpiece and to be strongly autobiographical in nature, although he stated, "This is a novel, not an autobiography; though much in it is autobiographical, more is pure invention."[1] Maugham, who had originally planned to call his novel Beauty from Ashes, finally settled on a title taken from a section of Spinoza's Ethics.[2] The Modern Library ranked Of Human Bondage No. 66 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.

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Of Human Bondage
First edition
AuthorW. Somerset Maugham
LanguageEnglish
GenreBildungsroman
PublisherGeorge H. Doran Company
Publication date
1915
Media typePrint, hardback
Pages648
OCLC343641
823.912
LC ClassPR6025.A86 O4 1915
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