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The Moon And The Sixspence

The Moon and Sixpence, published in 1919, was one of the novels that galvanized W. Somerset Maugham's reputation as a literary master. It follows the life of one Charles Strickland, a bourgeois city gent whose dull exterior conceals the soul of a genius. Compulsive and impassioned, he abandons his home, wife, and children to devote himself slavishly to painting. In a tiny studio in Paris, he fills canvas after canvas, refusing to sell or even exhibit his work. Beset by poverty, sickness, and his own intransigent, unscrupulous nature, he drifts to Tahiti, where, even after being blinded by leprosy, he produces some of his most extraordinary works of art. Inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence is an unforgettable study of a man possessed by the need to create'regardless of the cost to himself and to others. Includes a new introduction by distinguished Maugham scholar and biographer Robert Calder.

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  • "Collected edition of the works"
  • "Moon & sixpence"
  • "Luna i groš"

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  • "Charles Strickland, a well off London stock broker abandons his wife and children in midlife to become a painter. Strickland is convinced that he must paint, despite the fact that he has never done so. Inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin, Maugham's characterization of Strickland reveals that the pursuit of his personal artistic vision is not without considerable sacrifice and the callousness of his character often falls under question."
  • "The Moon and Sixpence, published in 1919, was one of the novels that galvanized W. Somerset Maugham's reputation as a literary master. It follows the life of one Charles Strickland, a bourgeois city gent whose dull exterior conceals the soul of a genius. Compulsive and impassioned, he abandons his home, wife, and children to devote himself slavishly to painting. In a tiny studio in Paris, he fills canvas after canvas, refusing to sell or even exhibit his work. Beset by poverty, sickness, and his own intransigent, unscrupulous nature, he drifts to Tahiti, where, even after being blinded by leprosy, he produces some of his most extraordinary works of art. Inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence is an unforgettable study of a man possessed by the need to create'regardless of the cost to himself and to others. Includes a new introduction by distinguished Maugham scholar and biographer Robert Calder."@en
  • "Based closely on the life of the French painter Paul Gauguin. It tells of Charles Strickland, a stock broker who deserts his wife, family, and business in order to live and paint in Tahiti."@en
  • "Zhu ren gong cha li si, si te li ke lan de shi yi wei hua jia, ta pao qi jia ting dao nan tai ping yang zhong de ta xi ti dao yu tu zhu ren yi qi sheng huo, huo de ling gan, chuang zuo le xu duo yi shu shui ping ji du gao de hua."
  • "A British stockbroker abandons his wife and career to pursue a simple life as an artist in Tahiti."
  • "A British stockbroker abandons his wife and career to pursue a simple life as an artist in Tahiti."@en
  • "Based on the life of Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence is W. Somerset Maugham's ode to the powerful forces behind creative genius. Charles Strickland is a staid banker, a man of wealth and privilege. He is also a man possessed of an unquenchable desire to create art. As Strickland pursues his artistic vision, he leaves London for Paris and Tahiti, and in his quest makes sacrifices that leaves the lives of those closest to him in tatters. Through Maugham's sympathetic eye Stricland's tortured and cruel soul becomes a symbol of the blessing and the curse of transcendent artistic genius, and the cost in humans lives it sometimes demands. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "The complex story of Charles Strickland, a man who abandons his family and his secure life as an English businessman to pursue an uncertain but meaningful existence as an artist, from Paris slums to the lush fertility of Tahiti, and into the glory of the creative wilderness."@en
  • "The Moon and Sixpence, originally published in 1919, is based on the life of the artist Paul Gauguin. The story is told in episodic form by the first-person narrator as a series of glimpses into the life of the central character, Charles Strickland, a middle-aged English stockbroker who abandons his wife and children to pursue painting."@en
  • "The Moon and sixpence, originally published in 1919, is based on the life of the artist Paul Gauguin. The story is told in episodic form by the first-person narrator as a series of glimpses into the life of the central character, Charles Strickland, a middle-aged English stockbroker who abandons his wife and children to pursue painting."@en
  • "Gripped by an overwhelming obsession, Charles Strickland, a conventional London stockbroker, decides in midlife to desert his wife, family, business, and civilization for his art."@en
  • "Charles Strickland, the dull, bourgeouis city gent, is driven to abandon his home, his wife and his children to devote himself slavishly to painting. Based on the life of Paul Gauguin."
  • "This story of an artist who deserts his family for the primitive life of Tahiti is based on the life of the French painter Gaugin."
  • "Charles Strickland, a London stockbroker abandons his fmaily and career to pusue the life of a painter in Paris, and, at the end, suffers a lingering death from leprosy."@en
  • ""The Moon and sixpence, originally published in 1919, is based on the life of the artist Paul Gauguin. The story is told in episodic form by the first-person narrator as a series of glimpses into the life of the central character, Charles Strickland, a middle-aged English stockbroker who abandons his wife and children to pursue painting"--P. [4] of cover."@en
  • "The Moon and Sixpence is a fictional novel heavily influenced by the life of French painter Paul Gauguin. The novel is told first-person, dipping episodically into the mind of the artist. Charles Strickland is an English stock broker, who leaves everything behind him in his middle age to live in defiant squalor in Paris as an artist. His genius is eventually recognized by a Dutch painter."
  • "Based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin, this book relates the life of a Paris stockbroker who abandons his home, family, and business to live as an artist in Tahiti."@en
  • "The Moon and Sixpence is a 1919 novel by William Somerset Maugham based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin. The story is told in episodic form by the first-person narrator as a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character, Charles Strickland, a middle aged English stock broker who abandons his wife and children abruptly in order to pursue his desire to become an artist. Strickland first goes to Paris and lives a destitute but defiantly content life there as an artist, lodging in run-down hotels and falling prey to both illness and hunger ..."@en
  • "The Moon and Sixpence is a 1919 short novel by William Somerset Maugham based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin. The story is told in episodic form by the first-person narrator as a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character, Charles Strickland, a middle aged English stock broker who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to become an artist.-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."@en
  • "A novel based on the life of Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence is W. Somerset Maugham's ode to the powerful forces behind creative genius. Charles Strickland is a staid banker, a man of wealth and privilege. He is also a man possessed of an unquenchable desire to create art. As Strickland pursues his artistic vision, he leaves London for Paris and Tahiti, and in his quest makes sacrifices that leaves the lives of those closest to him in tatters. Through Maugham's sympathetic eye Stricland's tortured and cruel soul becomes a symbol of the blessing and the curse of transcende."@en

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