Of Human Bondage | Literature Criticism Marcus Aurelius Goodrich

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of Of Human Bondage.
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Marcus Aurelius Goodrich

SOURCE: "After Ten Years 'Of Human Bondage,'" in The New York Times Book Review, January 25, 1925, p. 2.

In the following essay, Goodrich summarizes the critical reaction to Of Human Bondage.

During the last decade, the vast, passive jury, in whose hands rests the fate of all writing aspiring to a berth among the classics, have been attending in ever increasing numbers to the steady, unacclaimed arcing over the turmoil of William Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage. Among New York's literary guild the quite long book, no doubt, has been forgotten. Experiment has shown that when it is possible for a moment to shunt the attention of most of that eminent crew from the uproarious business of literature to the name Maugham, the inevitable response is an exhibitionistic shout referring to a play that he did not write...

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