TITLE

Maugham's "Of Human Bondage"

AUTHOR(S)
Dreiser, Theodore
PUB. DATE
November 1954
SOURCE
New Republic;11/22/54, Vol. 131 Issue 21, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on the book "Of Human Bondage," by W. Somerset Maugham. The reviews of the book in England, were almost uniformly contemptuous and critical on moral and social grounds. The hero was a weakling, not for a moment to be tolerated by sound, right-thinking thinking men. On the other hand in the U.S., the reviewers for the most part have seen its true merits and stated them. Despite these dissonant voices it is still a book of the utmost import, and has so been received. Compact of the experiences, the dreams, the hopes, the fears, the disillusionments, the raptures and the philosophisings of a strangely starved soul, it is a beacon light by which the wanderer may be guided.
ACCESSION #
14521558

 

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