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“The modern writer who has influenced me the most.”—George Orwell
“One of my favorite writers.”—Gabriel García Marquez
"The modern writer who has influenced me the most." - George Orwell
"One of my favourite writers." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
"A writer of great dedication." - Graham Greene
From the Trade Paperback edition.
This book is a long read and it has a few dull parts. I kept reading it because I became attached to Philip the protagonist who branches off to find his own way in the world. Read morePublished 3 months ago by MS
This work of literary art pulled me onward, causing to unfold in my imagination the creation of Philip Carey's world - Maugham's reality. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Laurel Phillips
No wonder this book is a classic. A bit slow to start but starts rolling along about 1/3 in. Rich character portrayal and interesting circumstances that make you understand the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by q_theparrotwhoownsme
Somerset Maugham's style is beautifully simple, presenting a non-pretentious narrative about the life and ambitions of Philip Carey. Read morePublished on Aug. 7 2013 by Dr Joe Noon
I was amazed when I read of Human Bondage again after many years....just how much
more I read into it...... Read more
This has to be, along with EAST OF EDEN and Capote's OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS, one of my favorite books. It's extremely long but goes quickly and the story is fascinating. Read morePublished on July 27 2004
I got frustrated with this book in the middle. It was a bit tedious to read at times b/c it required all my focus. But in the end, it was worth it. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2003 by Alicia Walker
If W. Somerset Maugham's intent in writing "Of Human Bondage" was to instill the desire in his reader to see Philip Carey (the book's protagonist) bludgeoned with a blunt object,... Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2003 by brewster22