Philip Carey is an orphan, reared by his aunt and uncle, handicapped by his club foot. When he reaches the age of eighteen, he sets out in the world first to study at Heidelberg, then to try an accounting job, then trying to launch an artistic career. Finally he returns to London to train as a doctor, and meets Mildred, a young woman with whom he becomes obsessed. He finally gets his M.D. degree and considers traveling the world as a ship's doctor, but falls in love with Sally Athelney and settles down happily to practice medicine in a small fishing village. Maugham said of this highly autobiographical novel, 'Turning my wishes into fiction, I drew a picture of the marriage I should like to make.' 'Of Human Bondage' is considered his masterpiece.
Это не "Бремя...", это - Луна и Грош.
Алекс 13.12.2012 13:26