Sub Topics: Epic Tale of Life enacted through the portrayal of the characters of the novel through appealing and integrated ways
Key Words: introspective novel, autobiographical novel, body-bondage, economic bondage, Somerset Maugham,, Of Human Bondage , Sally ,Philip Carey , Mildred
Somerset Maugham’s Of Human Bondage is considered as a great introspective novel if not truly autobiographical novel. It’s an account of an epic tale of life enacted through the portrayal of the characters of the novel through appealing and integrated ways. They are the floating yacht in the stream of life. Notably, Philip Carey is the Maugham figure or, in the words of Phillip Carey, is Somerset Maugham’s Hamlet. But such Hamlets live in every essence of his other characters too.