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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 ...
I suppose that you can learn a good deal about human nature in a solicitor's
office ; but there on the whole you have to deal with men in full control of
themselves . They lie perhaps as much as they lie to the doctor , but they lie more
We know very little even of the persons we know most intimately ; we do not know
them enough to transfer them to the pages of a book and make human beings of
them . People are too elusive , too shadowy , to be copied ; and they are also ...
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One of my favourite bedside books of all time. I wore my first copy into pieces from overuse. I don't know of another book quite like it. Read full review
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This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review