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    W. Somerset Maugham. Of Human Bondage. New York: George H. Doran Company, [1915]. First edition, first issue.

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    W. Somerset Maugham. Of Human Bondage. New York: George H. Doran Company, [1915]. First edition, first issue, with the misprint at page 237, line 4. Octavo. 648 pages. Publisher's green vertically-ribbed cloth with gilt titles and stamping. Minor rubbing to the extremities. Light rubbing to cloth. Binding a touch shaken, with the front hinge starting. Bookplate to front pastedown. Very good. Stott A21a. Morgan, p. 194.

    In his biography of Maugham, Ted Morgan writes: "Maugham's most autobiographical novel. Philip Carey, the main character, suffers through many incidents taken directly from the author's own life: the loss of his mother, the breakup of his home, the years at the vicarage, the wretchedness of his school years, the stammer transposed into a clubfoot, the happy time in Heidelberg, the year in Paris, and medical school." 


    "It is not an autobiography," Maugham wrote, "but an autobiographical novel; fact and fiction are inextricably mingled; the emotions are my own but not all the incidents are related as they happened and some of them are transferred to my hero not from my own life but from that of persons with whom I was intimate."

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