Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

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The first and most autobiographical of Maugham's masterpieces. It is the story of Philip Carey, an orphan eager for life, love and adventure. After a few months studying in Heidelberg, and a brief spell in Paris as a would-be artist, he settles in London to train as a doctor where he meets Mildred, the loud but irresistible waitress with whom he plunges into a tortured and masochistic affair.

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The 274th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 66th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  2. - 77th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  3. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  4. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  5. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)

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