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The remark suggests a career of confession , and it is true that Maugham is the
author of one long , intensely autobiographical novel : Of Human Bondage . He
himself describes the writing of the book as an act of therapy and exorcism : My ...
What is odd , in the light of Maugham's views , is that apart from Of Human
Bondage there is scarcely an autobiographical work among all the novels , plays
, stories , essays and travel books that Maugham wrote in a long and prolific life .
Among the novels , Of Human Bondage is taken by many people to be
Maugham's masterpiece , his " one great novel , ” according to Malcolm Cowley ,
who speculated on what he called the Somerset Maugham enigma : “ Why has
he never ...
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