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... they were eternally opposed , and from the human view the workings of nature
must appear hostile and malign . ... due to this marriage between his philosophic
pessimism and his habit of seeing human behavior in its more abiding aspects .
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 . It was written , as ...
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 poignancy from ...
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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 FIRST GENERA
THE EARLY VICTORIANS
THE LATER VICTORIANS
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