A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for W Somerset Maugham’s Of Human Bondage, agreed to be Maugham’s most noted and most important work.
As a bildungsroman of the early 20th century, Of Human Bondage is Maugham’s strongly autobiographical story of the evolution of a young man through the storm and stress of youth. Moreover, Maugham writing is an example of finding serenity despite haunting and imperfect pasts.
William Somerset Maugham ( ; 25 January 1874 – 16 December 1965) was an English 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.