Of Human Bondage (1915)

Author: W. Somerset Maugham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781436599030

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Page: 654

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
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Of Human Bondage

Author: W. Somerset Maugham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781582874449

Category: Fiction

Page: 745

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From a tormented orphan with a clubfoot, Philip Carey grows into an impressionable young man with a voracious appetite for adventure and knowledge. His cravings take him to Paris at age eighteen to try his hand at art, then back to London to study medicine. But even so, nothing can sate his nagging hunger for experience. Then he falls obsessively in love with a waitress, embarking on a disastrous relationship that will change his life forever.
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Of Human Bondage

Author: William Somerset Maugham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Of Human Bondage

Author: Vern Thiessen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781770919587

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Page: 168

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When Philip meets Mildred, a disarming tea-shop waitress, he finds his yearning for art and experience consumed by his intense attraction to her. Mildred, for all her teasing, isn't all that interested in Philip, but rather in flattery, possessions, and security. Yet Philip, in a powerful haze of passion and pride, obsessively pursues Mildred despite the anguish and emotional carnage that repels and binds them at all costs. Of Human Bondage is a grand story of lust, unrequited love, and the pursuit of beauty.
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Speaking of Slavery

Color, Ethnicity, and Human Bondage in Italy

Author: Steven A. Epstein

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501725130

Category: History

Page: 234

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In this highly original work, Steven A. Epstein shows that the ways Italians employ words and think about race and labor are profoundly affected by the language used in medieval Italy to sustain a system of slavery. The author's findings about the surprising persistence of the "language of slavery" demonstrate the difficulty of escaping the legacy of a shameful past. 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 people they bought and sold. The first history of slavery in Italy ever published, Epstein's work has important implications for other societies, particularly America's. "For too long," Epstein notes, "Americans have studied their own slavery as it if were the only one ever to have existed, as if it were the archetype of all others." His book allows citizens of the United States and other former slave-holding nations a richer understanding of their past and present.
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On Human Bondage

After?Slavery and Social Death

Author: John Bodel,Walter Scheidel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119162483

Category: History

Page: 328

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Papers from a conference, "Being Nobody?," held at Brown University.
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Merit, Meaning, and Human Bondage

An Essay on Free Will

Author: Nomy Arpaly

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400824502

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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Perhaps everything we think, feel, and do is determined, and humans--like stones or clouds--are slaves to the laws of nature. Would that be a terrible state? Philosophers who take the incompatibilist position think so, arguing that a deterministic world would be one without moral responsibility and perhaps without true love, meaningful art, and real rationality. But compatibilists and semicompatibilists argue that determinism need not worry us. As long as our actions stem, in an appropriate way, from us, or respond in some way to reasons, our actions are meaningful and can be judged on their moral (or other) merit. In this highly original work, Nomy Arpaly argues that a deterministic world does not preclude moral responsibility, rationality, and love--in short, meaningful lives--but that there would still be something lamentable about a deterministic world. A person may respond well to reasons, and her actions may faithfully reflect her true self or values, but she may still feel that she is not free. Arpaly argues that compatibilists and semicompatibilists are wrong to dismiss this feeling--for which there are no philosophical consolations--as philosophically irrelevant. On the way to this bittersweet conclusion, Arpaly sets forth surprising theories about acting for reasons, the widely accepted idea that "ought implies can," moral blame, and more.
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Maugham's Of Human Bondage

Notes

Author: Frank B. Huggins

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 9780822009306

Category: Study Aids

Page: 84

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This book is a chronicle of an Englishman tied to appetites that never sate his spirit. Several professional attempts and failures leave him with little but a desire for a woman low and coarse, who becomes a prostitute.
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Of Human Bondage (人性枷鎖)

Author: W. Somerset Maugham

Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 125

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A young man struggling for self-realization, Philip Carey becomes caught in a destructive love affair with a waitress, in a novel about sexual obsession, self-discovery, and the complexities of human relationships.
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Of Human Bondage

Author: W. Somerset Maugham

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Slaves and Englishmen

Human Bondage in the Early Modern Atlantic World

Author: Michael Guasco

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812245784

Category: History

Page: 315

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Technically speaking, slavery was not legal in the English-speaking world before the mid-seventeenth century. But long before race-based slavery was entrenched in law and practice, English men and women were well aware of the various forms of human bondage practiced in other nations and, in less systematic ways, their own country. They understood the legal and philosophic rationale of slavery in different cultural contexts and, for good reason, worried about the possibility of their own enslavement by foreign Catholic or Muslim powers. While opinions about the benefits and ethics of the institution varied widely, the language, imagery, and knowledge of slavery were a great deal more widespread in early modern England than we tend to assume. In wide-ranging detail, Slaves and Englishmen demonstrates how slavery shaped the ways the English interacted with people and places throughout the Atlantic world. By examining the myriad forms and meanings of human bondage in an international context, Michael Guasco illustrates the significance of slavery in the early modern world before the rise of the plantation system or the emergence of modern racism. As this revealing history shows, the implications of slavery were closely connected to the question of what it meant to be English in the Atlantic world.
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Slavery in the Upper Mississippi Valley, 1787Ð1865

A History of Human Bondage in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin

Author: Christopher P. Lehman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786485892

Category: History

Page: 228

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Although the passing of the Northwest Ordinance in 1787 banned African American slavery in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, making the new territory officially “free,” slavery in fact persisted in the region through the end of the Civil War. Slaves accompanied presidential appointees serving as soldiers or federal officials in the Upper Mississippi, worked in federally supported mines, and openly accompanied southern travelers. Entrepreneurs from the East Coast started pro-slavery riverfront communities in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota to woo vacationing slaveholders. Midwestern slaves joined their southern counterparts in suffering family separations, beatings, auctions, and other indignities that accompanied status as chattel. This revealing work explores all facets of the “peculiar institution” in this peculiar location and its impact on the social and political development of the United States.
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Of Human Bondage (Autobiographical Novel)

One of the Top 100 Best Novels of the 20th century by the prolific British playwright, novelist and short story writer, author of “The Razor’s Edge”, “The Painted Veil”, “Cakes and Ale”

Author: William Somerset Maugham

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026833627

Category: Fiction

Page: 329

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This carefully crafted ebook: “Of Human Bondage (Autobiographical Novel)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Of Human Bondage is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. It is generally agreed to be his masterpiece and to be strongly autobiographical in nature. The Modern Library ranked Of Human Bondage No. 66 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. The book begins with the death of Helen Carey, the mother of nine-year-old Philip Carey. Philip's father Henry had died a few months before, and the orphan Philip, born with a club foot, is sent to live with his Aunt Louisa and Uncle William Carey. Early chapters relate Philip's experience at the vicarage. Louisa tries to be a mother to Philip, but his uncle takes a cold disposition towards him. Philip's uncle has a vast collection of books, and Philip enjoys reading to find ways to escape his mundane existence. Less than a year later, Philip is sent to a boarding school. His uncle and aunt wish for him to eventually attend Oxford. Philip's disability makes it difficult for him to fit in. Philip is informed that he could have earned a scholarship for Oxford, which both his uncle and school headmaster see as a wise course, but Philip insists on going to Germany. In Germany, Philip lives at a boarding house with other foreigners. Philip enjoys his stay in Germany. Philip's guardians decide to take matters into their own hands and they convince him to move to take up an apprenticeship… William Somerset Maugham (1874 – 1965) was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s.
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Inhuman Bondage

The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World

Author: David Brion Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195339444

Category: History

Page: 440

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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.
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Of Human Bondage and Divine Grace

A Global Testimony

Author: John Ross Carter

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 9780812691719

Category: Religion

Page: 330

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Grace is at the heart of the Christian message. It is also, as this volume seeks to demonstrate, the message in the hearts of men and women living religiously around the world.
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Liza of Lambeth

Author: W. Somerset Maugham

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775415171

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Liza of Lambeth (1897) narrates Liza's last four months alive. She lives in a working-class area of London, and as the youngest of thirteen siblings she is left to look after their incompetent mother. She rejects a local suitor, but finds herself attracted to a mysterious stranger on a site-seeing trip. The novel gives insight into working-class London at the turn of the century.
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