Der Menschen Hörigkeit

Roman

Author: William Somerset Maugham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257202984

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Page: 705

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Mit einem Klumpfuß geboren und einem Sprachfehler behaftet, verliert Philip Carey früh seine Eltern und ist ein gefundenes Fressen für die Hänseleien seiner Mitschüler, gegen die er sich mit Brillanz und Sarkasmus wehrt. Bis er zu sich selbst findet und zur Ruhe kommt, ist es ein schmerzhafter Prozeß, geprägt von der Suche nach der eigenen Berufung ebenso wie von der Sehnsucht nach erfüllter Liebe. W. Somerset Maugham, 1874 (Paris) - 1965 (Nizza); Grandseigneur, Kosmopolit und Globetrotter; unerschöpflicher Schöpfer von 30 Romanen, 200 Geschichten, 25 Komödien, zahlreichen Essays und Erinnerungsbüchern; neunfacher Millionär und neidloser Mäzen junger Schriftsteller - "sein Werk und Leben möge der Literaturgeschichte noch lange Zeit Stoff zum Nachdenken liefern" (Alfred Andersch). Er hat als Geschichtenerzähler seine Lehrmeister Maupassant und Cechov mit den Mitteln des 20. Jahrhunderts fortgesetzt getreu seiner Maxime: "Literatur ist nur dann groß, wenn sie 'jedem' etwas sagt."
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On Human Bondage

Author: Maugham W. Somerset

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535229296

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Page: 732

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William Somerset Maugham CH 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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Of Human Bondage (Diversion Classics)

Author: W. Somerset Maugham

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 168230650X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. Believed to be W. Somerset Maugham’s crowning masterpiece, this coming of age story follows the life of Philip Carey, an orphan born with a clubfoot who aches to experience the life and love so carefully starved out of him by his cold, uncompromising uncle, a man whose disdain for Philip is matched by his religious fervor. Spending much of his young life moving from boarding school to boarding school, Philip is an academic success, but his every attempt at lasting friendship ends in painful solitude. As his loneliness ferments into bitterness, Philip boldly casts aside his uncle’s plans for him to become a doctor like the many men in his family. He cannot stand a moment more in a boarding school, and leaves to become an artist. Free for the first time, Philip discovers more about himself than he ever has before. He grapples with his own identity, God, his talent as an artist, and the loneliness that does not leave him even when finally surrounded by people. When he returns to London to finally study medicine, he encounters a brash and bold waitress named Mildred and falls hopelessly in love for the first time. Starved of affection for so long, Mildred is a force that threatens to consume Philip’s entire life. For more classic titles like this, visit www.diversionbooks.com/ebooks/diversion-classics
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Of human bondage

historical perspectives on addiction

Author: Douglas Lane Patey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 203

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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

View: 2204

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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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 (RSMediaItalia Modern Classics Illustrated Edition)

Author: W. Somerset Maugham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 6050347204

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

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Of Human Bondage (1915) is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. It is generally agreed to be his masterpiece and to be strongly autobiographical in nature, although Maugham stated, "This is a novel, not an autobiography, though much in it is autobiographical, more is pure invention." Maugham, who had originally planned to call his novel Beauty from Ashes, finally settled on a title taken from a section of Spinoza's Ethics. The Modern Library ranked Of Human Bondage No. 66 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
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A study guide for W. Somerset Maugham's "Of Human Bondage"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410321134

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A study guide for W. Somerset Maugham's "Of Human Bondage", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
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Of Human Bondage

Author: Vern Thiessen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781770919587

Category:

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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Of human bondage and divine grace

Author: V. A. Devasenapathi,Annamalai University

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 114

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On Human Bondage

After?Slavery and Social Death

Author: John Bodel,Walter Scheidel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119162521

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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On Human Bondage—a critical reexamination of Orlando Patterson’s groundbreaking Slavery and Social Death—assesses how his theories have stood the test of time and applies them to new case studies. Discusses the novel ideas of social death and natal alienation, as Patterson first presented them 35 years ago and as they are understood today Brings together exciting new work by a group of esteemed historians of slavery, as well as a final chapter by Patterson himself that responds to and expands upon the other contributions Provides insights into slave societies around the world and across time, from classical Greece and Rome to modern Brazil and the Caribbean, and from Han China and pre-colonial South Asia to early modern Europe and the New World Delves into a wide range of topics, including the reformation of social identity after slavery, the new historicist approach to slavery, rituals of enslavement and servitude, questions of honor and dishonor, and symbolic imagery of slavery
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Of Human Bondage Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: William Maugham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781296073237

Category:

Page: 722

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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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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Human Bondage in the Cultural Contact Zone. Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Slavery and Its Discourses

Author: Raphael Hörmann,Gesa Mackenthun

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830973751

Category: Political Science

Page: 297

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Slavery – the subjection of some human beings to a state of bondage by other, more powerful, people – has been an accepted social institution since ancient times. It is less well known that slavery has also produced cultural contact zones in forcing members of different cultures into sharing the same places – whether in private households, on plantations, in mines and quarries, or indeed the same imaginative sites in works of art and public memory. The recent commemorations of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade by Britain (1807) and the United States (1808), as well as the rise of Black Atlantic Studies as a new academic field, have drawn new attention to this topic. In spite of these recent trends and the prominent position of slavery studies in British and American historiography, slavery’s implications for the study of cultural encounters remain a scholarly desideratum. This volume seeks to contribute to a better understanding of different forms of human bondage in cultural contact zones. The essays in this collection represent a wide spectrum of the scholarship on slavery, as well as illustrating the vast range of conceptual approaches to the topic. They bring together research from several different disciplines and critical angles addressing, for example, archaeological reconstructions of labor camps in ancient Palestine, the moral significance of early Christian slavery, the ambivalent aestheticization of black bodies within the colonial culture of taste, Enlightenment discourses about black revolution, the significance of mythical narratives in African-American slave culture, the musical mourning for lynching victims, and the blindness toward the presence of slave laborers in Nazi Germany. Most essays collected here are concerned with the cultural and human aspects of slavery as well as with establishing an understanding for the stark differences between various forms of slavery throughout history, stretching from antiquity into the twentieth century.
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Human Bondage

Tracing its Roots in India

Author: Lakshmidhar Mishra

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132107705

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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Human Bondage: Tracing its Roots in India is an in-depth study of bonded labour with special focus on how the system exists in India. The book provides us with a detailed analysis of the historical, social and cultural context in which bondage has developed. The author discusses the socio-economic characteristics that accompany bondage: caste, illiteracy, landlessness and land tenure issues, alienation of land, lack of skills, poor employment and wage conditions, indebtedness, migration, and globalization. Extreme forms of bondage, including child labour, trafficking in women and children, and social forms like devadasis and yoginis have also been covered. The book explores important factors like the legal framework, policy interventions, solutions and the role of the various stakeholders-media, government, trade unions and NGOs-in tackling this issue. The book is essentially about human freedom and dignity-the quintessence of human existence-and the forces that rob them, the dispossessed victims, consequences of dispossession, and ways and means of restoration.
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