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The Moon and Sixpence (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
The Moon and Sixpence (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
The Moon and Sixpence (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
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The Moon and Sixpence (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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Based on the life of French post-impressionist artist Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence builds on a long tradition of European writing about the South Pacific as an exotic locale.  It also marks the transformation of British writer W. Somerset Maughm from celebrated playwright to accomplished novelist.   

 In The Moon and Sixpence, Charles Strickland, is a respectable London stockbroker who decides in middle age to abandon his wife and children and devote himself to his true passion: art. Strickland’s destructive desire for self-expression takes him first to Paris to learn the craft of painting, and finally to Tahiti in the South Pacific.  The Moon and Sixpence remains a complex and engaging novel echoing Maugham’s own struggles between artistic expression and public respectability, and between his public persona and private life.

ЯзыкEnglish
ИздательBarnes & Noble
Дата выпуска1 сент. 2009 г.
ISBN9781411428775
The Moon and Sixpence (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
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W. Somerset Maugham

W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1964) was a British novelist, playwright, and short story writer. Maugham studied medicine, later becoming a surgeon. In 1897, he published his first novel, Liza of Lambeth, which became so popular he took up writing full-time. By 1914, Maugham was famous, having published ten novels and produced ten plays. During World War I, he served as an ambulance driver—and occasional spy—and continued to write, publishing the controversial autobiographical novel Of Human Bondage (1915), one of his best-known works.

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