Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

I had wanted to read this book for a long, long time and I’m very happy that I now have. It beautifully and powerfully tells the story of Philip Carey’s life from the time of his mother’s death (when he is nine-years-old) until he makes some important decisions in his early thirties. His is a hard life, given his clubfoot and his long-lasting love of acrimonious Mildred. And at times, it’s a plodding life. Yet Philip’s life (believed to be autobiographical of Maugham’s) is what makes the book beautiful. Maugham wisely and poignantly expresses all the subtle intricacies we face, along with the foibles and major hurdles.

Gwenamon says: Totally worth it

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About gwenamon

bookworm, confidante, creative director, cyclist, global wanderer, music lover, shutterbug, shoe shopper, snowboarder, writer, yoga geek. i'm also a very proud mama of a lil mister named james.
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