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verse morals were beside the point ; between the forces of nature , including therein the forces of his own nature , and man's aspirations there could be no reconciliation ; they were eternally opposed , and from the human view the ...
These are his first novels , Liza of Lambeth ( 1897 ) , Of Human Bondage ( 1915 ) , and Cakes and Ale ( 1930 ) . With the early work of Moore , Liza of Lambeth is the completest specimen of the Naturalistic novel in English .
Yet Of Human Bondage has its value , and it comes precisely from Maugham's honesty , his unflinching acceptance of his belief in the meaninglessness of life . He is not , nor is Philip , to be comforted , and the novel gains in ...
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Remember when literary critics read books and wrote about them? No? Well, I do now. He got a few things wrong - what did these people ever see in H.G. Wells? In Meredith? That they should be put next ... Read full review
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE EARLY VICTORIANS
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