Bertha Ley is mistress of Court Ley, a great spread of land. She marries Edward Craddock, a man beneath her station, but quite the essence of new order. A gentleman farmer, he is...more
Scritto molto bene, sebbene non sempre del tutto riuscito, amaro, ironico e spesso pungente, il romanzo ci rammenta quel che fondamentalmente siamo, ossia degli egoisti e, potendolo eventualmente fare, dei de ...more
This quote from Mrs. Craddock (I've rendered it as best I can from the original French) sums the book up well. The theme of unrequited love, or less-requited love at least, is also central to Maugham's superb Of Human Bondage (in fact, I believe a character in that book says it as well, only in English).
While Mrs. Craddock is definitely not up to the snuff of ...more
In this book, Maugham describes the English society by the end of the 19th century.
Through the marriage of Bertha Ley and Edward Craddock, the author seems to approach to the masterpiece written by Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary.
A splendid book. We never expect the way the plot develops itself wit always with an unexpected end. That is why I do love his books.
5* The Razor's Edge
5* Of Human Bondage
4* The Painted Veil
4* The Narrow Corner
4* The Moon And ...more
Роман, вышедший на заре ХХ века повествует о ...more
In this novel, Bertha, a young, idealistic, aristocratic girl, falls in love with a rather unimaginative but friendly and hard-working farmer, Edward Craddock. This is the story of marriage.
Her first mistake: She proposed to him. De La Rochefoucauld said "Entre deux amants il y a toujours un qui aime et un qui se laisse aimer." et Miss Leys added "et celui qui aime a toujours tort".
Maybe it was the writing, maybe it was the prime insight into life during this period of time...but most likely it was because of its relevance. There is love, passion, sadness, frustration, and indifference. Mrs. Craddock is about human nature, and how in every relationship there is one who is loved and one who loves; a feeling that all of us have felt in a relationship at one point or another. Maugham masterfully guides us along the relationship of Mr. and Mrs. C ...more
As the third-person narrator follows Bertha throughout the entire novel, her varying feelings for Edward colo ...more
Bertha is a "new woman," an intelligent, empowered woman of independent means ...more
عنوان: پیروزی عشق؛ نوشته: سامرست موام؛ مترجم: فیروزه بهبهانی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، نشر پانوس، 1374، در 368 ص، موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 20 م
Is it a masterpiece? Maybe not; the greatest fault that I saw in "Mrs. Craddock" is that it is painfully obvious. Nothing in this book suprised me. Also, I was sad to see many similarities with "Of Human Bondage" which is Somerset Maugham's ...more
"Oh, it drives me mad to think of the devotion I waste on you," she cried. "I'm a fool! You are all the world to me, and I, to you, am a sort of accident; you might have married anyone but me. If I hadn't come across your path you would infallibly have married someone else."
"Well, so you would you," he answered, laughing.
By the time I got to this passage, I was extremely ti ...more
His parents died early and, after an unhappy boyhood, which he recorded poignantly in 'Of Human Bondage' , Maugham became a qualified physician. But writing was his true vocation. For ten years before his first success, he alm ...more