Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage
Author: William Somerset Maugham
Release: 1963
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Pages: 957
ISBN: 9781465550385
Language: en
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A young, handicapped physician is degraded in an affair with a waitress.

Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage
Author: William Somerset Maugham
Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9020865226
Language: en
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Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Release: 2022-05-28
Editor: DigiCat
Pages: 618
ISBN: EAN:8596547010487
Language: en
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Of Human Bondage is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham, published in 1915. It is generally agreed to be his masterpiece. The book is strongly autobiographical in nature, although Maugham stated that the majority of the plot is pure fiction despite autobiographical elements.

On Human Bondage

On Human Bondage
Author: John Bodel,Walter Scheidel
Release: 2016-12-27
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781119162483
Language: en
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Papers from a conference, "Being Nobody?," held at Brown University.

A Case of Human Bondage

A Case of Human Bondage
Author: Beverley Nichols
Release: 1966
Editor: London : Secker & Warburg
Pages: 153
ISBN: UOM:39015012947514
Language: en
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An essay recounting the breakup of the marriage of Somerset Maugham and his wife, Syrie.

Inhuman Bondage

Inhuman Bondage
Author: David Brion Davis
Release: 2008-06-05
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9780195339444
Language: en
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The author's lifetime of insight as the leading authority on slavery in the Western world is summed up in this compelling narrative that links together the profits of slavery, the pain of the enslaved, and the legacy of racism in a sweeping and compelling history of the institution of slavery in the United States. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture.

Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Release: 2007-01-02
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9781101077689
Language: en
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time "It is very difficult for a writer of my generation, if he is honest, to pretend indifference to the work of Somerset Maugham," wrote Gore Vidal. "He was always so entirely there." 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. "Here is a novel of the utmost importance," wrote Theodore Dreiser on publication. "It is a beacon of light by which the wanderer may be guided. . . . One feels as though one were sitting before a splendid Shiraz of priceless texture and intricate weave, admiring, feeling, responding sensually to its colors and tones." With an Introduction by Gore Vidal Commentary by Theodore Dreiser and Graham Greene

The Moon and Sixpence

The Moon and Sixpence
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Release: 2021-05-28
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
Pages: 206
ISBN: 9781513288260
Language: en
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The Moon and Sixpence (1919) is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. Inspired by the life of French painter Paul Gauguin, Maugham set out to capture the disconnect between an artist’s desire to create and their obligations to their loved ones and society. Praised for its multifaceted portrayal of tortured genius and wasted talent, The Moon and Sixpence explores the distance between expectation and desire in a man whose decisions, however, hastily made, are done with the loftiest of intentions. Some people live their whole lives without daring to dream, going from moment to moment in a haze of dreary reality, following expectation from birth to grave. Strickland seems to be one of these people—singularly dedicated to his work as a London stockbroker, uninterested in the arts, married as though through obligation alone. One day, he unexpectedly leaves his wife and children to pursue a career as a painter in Paris, completely and irrevocably severing himself from the professional and familial ties he sent his whole life building. Somehow, he proves incredibly adept, but each brilliant work of art is made at the expense of those he leaves behind. The Moon and Sixpence is a tale of creativity, disappointment, and struggle by a master stylist with a keen sense of the complications inherent to human nature. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of W. Somerset Maugham’s The Moon and Sixpence is a classic work of British literature reimagined for modern readers.

Human Bondage and Abolition

Human Bondage and Abolition
Author: Elizabeth Swanson,James Brewer Stewart
Release: 2018-08-23
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781107186620
Language: en
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Exposes the historical roots of modern-day slavery, using lessons from the past to empower activism against such exploitation everywhere.

Blonde Roots

Blonde Roots
Author: Bernardine Evaristo
Release: 2009-01-22
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781440697609
Language: en
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A provocative and "dizzying satire" (The New Yorker) that "boldly turns history on its head" (Elle) from the Man Booker Prize winning author of Girl, Woman, Other. What if the history of the transatlantic slave trade had been reversed and Africans had enslaved Europeans? How would that have changed the ways that people justified their inhuman behavior? How would it inform our cultural attitudes and the insidious racism that still lingers today? We see this tragicomic world turned upside down through the eyes of Doris, an Englishwoman enslaved and taken to the New World, movingly recounting experiences of tremendous hardship and the dreams of the people she has left behind, all while journeying toward an escape into freedom. A poignant and dramatic story grounded in provocative ideas, Blonde Roots is a genuinely original, profoundly imaginative novel.

From Bondage to Freedom

From Bondage to Freedom
Author: Michael LeBuffe
Release: 2010-01-21
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0199726159
Language: en
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Spinoza rejects fundamental tenets of received morality, including the notions of Providence and free will. Yet he retains rich theories of good and evil, virtue, perfection, and freedom. Building interconnected readings of Spinoza's accounts of imagination, error, and desire, Michael LeBuffe defends a comprehensive interpretation of Spinoza's enlightened vision of human excellence. Spinoza holds that what is fundamental to human morality is the fact that we find things to be good or evil, not what we take those designations to mean. When we come to understand the conditions under which we act-that is, when we come to understand the sorts of beings that we are and the ways in which we interact with things in the world-then we can recast traditional moral notions in ways that help us to attain more of what we find to be valuable. For Spinoza, we find value in greater activity. Two hazards impede the search for value. First, we need to know and acquire the means to be good. In this respect, Spinoza's theory is a great deal like Hobbes's: we strive to be active, and in order to do so we need food, security, health, and other necessary components of a decent life. There is another hazard, however, that is more subtle. On Spinoza's theory of the passions, we can misjudge our own natures and fail to understand the sorts of beings that we really are. So we can misjudge what is good and might even seek ends that are evil. Spinoza's account of human nature is thus much deeper and darker than Hobbes's: we are not well known to ourselves, and the self-knowledge that is the foundation of virtue and freedom is elusive and fragile.

Rough Crossings

Rough Crossings
Author: Simon Schama
Release: 2017-09-28
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781786823328
Language: en
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Simon Schama's extraordinary novel in a new stage adaptation by Caryl Philips. As the American War of Independence reaches its climax, a plantation slave and a British Naval Officer embark on an epic journey in search of freedom. Divided by barriers of race but united in their ambitions for equality, their convictions will change attitudes towards slavery forever. Sweeping from the Deep South of America to the scorched earth of West Africa, Rough Crossings is a compelling true story that marks the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire. Rough Crossings was staged by Headlong Theatre Company which opened at Birmingham Rep in September 2007 and toured the Lyric Hammersmith, Liverpool Playhouse and West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage
Author: William Somerset Maugham
Release: 1915
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 760
ISBN: MINN:31951002364958P
Language: en
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A club-footed orphan struggles for independence, his intellectual development and his attempt to become an artist.

The Great Novels and Short Stories of Somerset Maugham

The Great Novels and Short Stories of Somerset Maugham
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Release: 2014-03-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 676
ISBN: 9781629141565
Language: en
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This compilation contains three complete novels and eight major short stories from the canon of one of the twentieth century’s most enduringly popular fiction writers. From London to Hong Kong, from Paris to Pago Pago, in Samoa or Malaya or on a Tahitian tropical isle, the men and women in this collection of masterfully crafted tales inhabit exotic, mysterious worlds—and at their own peril invade the dark territory of the human heart. Somerset Maugham, a noted English novelist, playwright, and author of masterly short stories, spent several months in the Pacific in 1916 and 1917 during an interlude in his service in British intelligence during World War I. Several of his works have been made into movies and plays, including Razor’s Edge, Of Human Bondage, Cakes and Ale, Rain, and The Moon and Sixpence. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Liza of Lambeth

Liza of Lambeth
Author: W Somerset Maugham
Release: 2013-01-01
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
Pages: 91
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Language: en
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Liza Kemp is an eighteen-year-old girl working in a factory in the Lambeth slum along London's Vere Street. As Liza enters into a misguided affair with an older, married man, Jim Blakeston, the novel reveals the tragedies and abuses suffered by those living in poverty. A mood of subdued acceptance of one's life conditions prevails in this novel, which sparked the literary career of one of England's most successful authors of the twentieth century.

The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham

The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham
Author: Selina Hastings
Release: 2012-07-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9781611457049
Language: en
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He was a brilliant teller of tales, one of the most widely read authors of the twentieth century, and at one time the most famous writer in the world, yet W. Somerset Maugham’s own true story has never been fully told. At last, the truth is revealed in a landmark biography by the award-winning writer Selina Hastings. Granted unprecedented access to Maugham’s personal correspondence and to newly uncovered interviews with his only child, Hastings portrays the secret loves, betrayals, integrity, and passion that inspired Maugham to create such classics as The Razor’s Edge and Of Human Bondage. Portrayed in full for the first time is Maugham’s disastrous marriage to Syrie Wellcome, a manipulative society woman who trapped Maugham with a pregnancy and an attempted suicide. Hastings also explores Maugham’s many affairs with men, including his great love, Gerald Haxton, an alcoholic charmer. Maugham’s work in secret intelligence during two world wars is described in fascinating detail—experiences that provided the inspiration for the groundbreaking Ashenden stories. From the West End to Broadway, from China to the South Pacific, Maugham’s remarkably productive life is thrillingly recounted as Hastings uncovers the real stories behind such classics as Rain, The Painted Veil, Cakes & Ale, and other well-known tales.

Zuleika Dobson

Zuleika Dobson
Author: Max Beerbohm
Release: 2021-01-01
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
Pages: 195
ISBN: 9788184304992
Language: en
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The passage of time has conferred a dark power upon Beerbohm’s ostensibly light and witty Edwardian satire.

Speaking of Slavery

Speaking of Slavery
Author: Steven A. Epstein,Steven Epstein
Release: 2001
Editor: Cornell University Press
Pages: 215
ISBN: 0801438489
Language: en
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"For Epstein, language is crucial to understanding slavery, for it preserves the hidden conditions of that institution. He begins his book by discussing the words used to conduct and describe slavery in Italy, from pertinent definitions given in early dictionaries, to the naming of slaves by their masters, to the ways in which bondage has been depicted by Italian writers from Dante to Primo Levi and Antonio Gramsci. Epstein then probes Italian legal history, tracing the evolution of contracts for buying, selling, renting, and freeing people. Next he considers the behaviors of slaves and slave owners as a means of exploring how concepts of liberty and morality changed over time. He concludes by analyzing the language of the market, where medieval Italians used words to fix the prices of the people they bought and sold."--BOOK JACKET.

The Trembling of a Leaf

The Trembling of a Leaf
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: The Floating Press
Pages: 245
ISBN: 9781775452164
Language: en
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Literary fiction fans will delight in this exquisitely wrought collection of stories from W. Somerset Maugham, a writer many critics regard as one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century. Most of these tales are set in the South Pacific, where Maugham traveled while gathering research for several of his later novels.

The Palgrave Handbook of Bondage and Human Rights in Africa and Asia

The Palgrave Handbook of Bondage and Human Rights in Africa and Asia
Author: Gwyn Campbell,Alessandro Stanziani
Release: 2020-01-14
Editor: Springer Nature
Pages: 433
ISBN: 9781349959570
Language: en
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In the West, human bondage remains synonymous with the Atlantic slave trade. But large slave systems in Africa and Asia predated, co-existed, and overlapped with the Atlantic system—and have persisted in modified forms well into the twenty-first century, posing major threats to political and economic stability within those regions and worldwide. This handbook examines the deep historical roots of unfree labour in Africa and Asia along with its contemporary manifestations. It takes an innovative longue durée perspective in order to link the local and global, the past and present. Contributors trace shifting forms of forced labour in the region since circa 1800, connecting punctual shocks such as environmental crisis, conflict, market instability, and crop failure to human security threats such as impoverishment, violence, migration, kidnapping, and enslavement. Together, these chapters illuminate the historical and contemporary dimensions of bondage in Africa and Asia, with important implications for the fight against modern-day bondage and human trafficking.