Книга: Maugham S. «Of Human Bondage»

Of Human Bondage

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After a lonely boyhood, and the painful ordeal of his schooldays, Philip's yearning for adventure takes him to Germany and later Paris where he tries to make his mark as an artist before returning to London to study medicine. Here, a tortured and one-sided love affair with Mildred, a vulgar yet irresistible waitress, changes the course of his life for ever. Commenting later on the novel's autobiographical aspects, Maugham recalled how in writing the book he mingled fact and fiction and'found myself free from the pains and unhappy recollections that had tormented me'. However, like Dickens's David Copperfield to which it is often compared, Of Human Bondage goes far beyond autobiography, and is Maugham's most ambitious and unsparing novel, revealing the author's undoubted gift for storytelling as he explores the timeless theme of human freedom - freedom to act, to think and to love.

Издательство: "Random House, Inc." (2015)

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MAUGHAM (S.)

MAUGHAM (S.)

MAUGHAM SOMERSET (1874-1965)

Né à Paris où son père était en poste à l’ambassade de Grande-Bretagne, Maugham eut une vie longue et mouvementée: agent secret et grand voyageur, il s’installa finalement en France, en 1946, au Cap-Ferrat. Écrivain extrêmement prolifique et cosmopolite: romans, nouvelles et théâtre; ce sont ses dons de conteur qui sont éclatants. Influencé par les naturalistes français, il écrivit des romans qui restent ses meilleures œuvres: Liza of Lambeth , 1897 (son expérience médicale), surtout Servitude humaine (Of Human Bondage , 1915), largement autobiographique; La Lune et six pence (The Moon and Six pence , 1919); Des gâteaux et de l’ale (Cakes and Ale , 1930). À ces grands titres, il faut ajouter Le Voile peint (The Painted Veil , 1925), Le Fil du rasoir (The Razor’s Edge , 1944) et Catalina (1948).

Grand maître de la nouvelle — on l’a appelé «le Maupassant anglais» —, ses Complete Short Stories remplissent trois volumes et certaines sont universellement connues par les films qui en ont été tirés (Quartet , Trio , Encore ).

Son théâtre est aussi très abondant: ce fut Lady Frederick , en 1907, qui le fit connaître, et son succès ne se démentit jamais jusqu’en 1933 (en 1908, quatre de ses pièces étaient simultanément données à Londres). Ce théâtre brillant, raffiné, spirituel, parfois amer — engagement personnel qui jaillissait de la nature profonde de Maugham — amusa et intéressa toujours le public. Écrivain extrêmement compétent, observateur lucide et précis, il lui a manqué, pour atteindre à un premier ordre de grandeur, la passion de l’homme et de son destin. Ses personnages vivent davantage de son habileté technique que de sa chair et de son sang.

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