Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham.

Somerset Maugham, author of Of Human Bondage.

Somerset Maugham, author of Of Human Bondage.

Maugham was so good at capturing human failings in his books. This book is multi-layered and interesting – you can’t just pin it down in one explanation. It’s the story of a shy man, Phillip Carey, who has a club foot and has to deal with the bondage that life brings – love, life, loss, death and money. There was a film made in the 1930s based on the book, starring Leslie Howard and Bette Davis.

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