Of Human Bondage
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Diversion Books, 2016.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

W. Somerset Maugham., & W. Somerset Maugham|AUTHOR. (2016). Of Human Bondage . Diversion Books.

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W. Somerset Maugham and W. Somerset Maugham|AUTHOR. 2016. Of Human Bondage. Diversion Books.

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W. Somerset Maugham and W. Somerset Maugham|AUTHOR. Of Human Bondage Diversion Books, 2016.

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W. Somerset Maugham, and W. Somerset Maugham|AUTHOR. Of Human Bondage Diversion Books, 2016.

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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.  

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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.
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