Of Human Bondage
Since Maugham's death, his reputation has, as he feared it would, much declined, both as a playwritier and as a novelist. His plays and short stories, and most of his novels, too earnestly bear the stamp of their times and their social milieu. Maugham's habit of writing from life without assimilating and pondering what he saw, without giving his stories "interesting in themselves" the depth that comes from an intimately felt and idiosyncratic "telling" did not, it appears now, serve him well. But his unsentimental candor and his willingness to explore the far reaches of sexual obsession infused Maugham's most persoal novel with lasting grandeur.
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