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Of Human Bondage

794 pages, 2018



1382 books
In The Moon and Sixpence Maugham created the ultimate romantic hero. Philip Carey, primed for a life of adventure, embarks on a journey from Paris to London in search of his destiny. Along the way he meets Mildred, a flirtatious and decadent waitress who becomes his obsession. In this tale of passion and betrayal, Maugham examines the nature of human desire.
The Journey of Self-Discovery

In 'Of Human Bondage', W. Somerset Maugham invites us to explore the life of Philip Carey, a man on a journey of self-discovery. Through Philip's experiences, we learn that life is a continuous process of learning and understanding oneself.

The Power of Obsession

Maugham shows us the destructive power of obsession through Philip's unhealthy infatuation with Mildred. This book encourages us to take a look at our own obsessions and how they might be affecting our lives.

The Struggle for Independence

Philip's struggle for independence is a central theme in the book. He constantly battles between his desire for freedom and his need for security. This book encourages us to research our own desires and needs, and find a balance between them.

The Importance of Resilience

Despite the numerous setbacks he faces, Philip never gives up. His resilience is a key takeaway from 'Of Human Bondage'. It's a reminder that no matter how tough life gets, we should never lose hope and always keep going.

The Search for Meaning

Philip's search for meaning in life is something we can all relate to. He tries to find purpose in art, religion, and love, but ultimately realizes that the meaning of life comes from within. This book encourages us to dig deep and find our own purpose in life.


authorLena Dunham

Lena Dunham