"Of Human Bondage" is 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 would-be artist, Philip settles in London to train as a doctor. And that is where he meets Mildred, the loud but irresistible waitress with whom he plunges into a formative, tortured and masochistic affair which very nearly ruins him.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 720 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 26/02/2000
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099284963