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The first volume of the Collection of the famous English writer William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) includes the novel “The Burden of Human Passions,” written in 1915, and autobiographical essays of recent years.
“The Burden of Human Passions” is a largely autobiographical novel by Somerset Maugham. It was translated into almost all languages of the world and filmed three times, and was also included in the list of the 100 best English-language works of the 20th century. After reading this novel, Theodore Dreiser called Maugham a “great artist” and his book a “work of genius.”
“The Burden of Human Passions” can be called a “novel of education”, where the author traces the life of the main character Philip Carey from childhood to adolescence, from youth to maturity. He faces many trials: the early death of his parents, a desperate search for his calling in the world, a doomed relationship with a frivolous woman. Having suffered many disappointments, changing his views, from subordination to his own passions to self-denial, Philip tries to weave the pattern of his own life thread by thread...
The second volume of the Collected Works of William Somerset Maugham includes his novels The Moon and the Penny (1919), Pie and Beer, or the Skeleton in the Closet (1930), and The Theater (1937).
Translation from English.
|Publisher||Художественная литература. Москва|
|Number of Pages||1300|
|Book series||Уильям Сомерсет Моэм. Собрание сочинений в 5 томах|