Of Human Bondage (The Collector's Library of Famous Editions)
by Maugham, W. Somerset; Dreiser, Theodore
xiv, 805 pp. 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Theodore Dreiser, illustrated by John Sloan. Originally published in 1915, Of Human Bondage is a potent expression of the power of sexual obsession and of modern man's yearning for freedom. This classic bildungsroman tells the story of Philip Carey, a sensitive boy born with a clubfoot who is orphaned and raised by a religious aunt and uncle. Philip yearns for adventure, and at eighteen leaves home, eventually pursuing a career as an artist in Paris. When he returns to London to study medicine, he meets the androgynous but alluring Mildred and begins a doomed love affair that will change the course of his life. There is no more powerful story of sexual infatuation, of human longing for connection and freedom.
Keywords: LITERATURE FICTION CLASSICS
Publisher's Notes from the Archives insert laid in. The Easton Press, Norwalk. Fine/No Jacket. Sloan, John. (Inventory #: 2172600)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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