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Book The Moon and Sixpence

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  • Author : William Somerset Maugham
  • Publisher : Dover Publications
  • Release : 1995
  • ISBN : 9780486287317
  • Pages : 180 pages

Download or read book The Moon and Sixpence written by William Somerset Maugham and published by Dover Publications. This book was released on 1995 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Moon and Sixpence, published in 1919, was one of the novels that galvanized W. Somerset Maughams 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 createregardless of the cost to himself and to others.

Book The Moon and Sixpence

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  • Author : W. Somerset Maugham
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2020-05-05
  • ISBN : 1504062914
  • Pages : 253 pages

Download or read book The Moon and Sixpence written by W. Somerset Maugham and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2020-05-05 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A middle-aged stockbroker leaves his family to become an artist in this novel inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin from “a notable and original writer” (The New York Times). From the author of The Razor’s Edge and Of Human Bondage, The Moon and Sixpence tells the story of Charles Strickland, who suddenly deserts his wife and children in order to devote his life to painting. Unpleasant in manner yet strangely charismatic, he makes his way to Paris, Marseilles, and finally Tahiti, producing works of genius that few in his lifetime appreciate—while those he left behind speculate about what drove him to abandon them so abruptly. “A notable and original writer . . . Mr. Maugham digresses whenever he happens to feel like it, and his digressions never cause him to lose the reader’s attention, but instead rather strengthen his hold on it. His comments are sometimes brilliant, always shrewd—often disconcertingly so. He has a way of getting beneath the surface.” —The New York Times

Book The Moon and Sixpence

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  • Author : William Somerset Maugham
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Release : 2022-11-13
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 262 pages

Download or read book The Moon and Sixpence written by William Somerset Maugham and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-11-13 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Moon and Sixpence is a novel by W Somerset Maugham, told in episodic form by a first-person narrator, in a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character Charles Strickland, a middle-aged English stockbroker, who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to become an artist. It is based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin. William Somerset Maugham (1874–1965) was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s.

Book The Moon and Sixpence

Download or read book The Moon and Sixpence written by W. Somerset Maugham and published by Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.. This book was released on 2011-10-15 with total page 60 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In "Moon and Sixpence," Somerset Maugham takes a fascinating look into the life of Charles Strickland, a man who gives up his comfortable life as a stock broker, breaks the social contract, abandons his family, and takes up painting. These changes condemn him to a life of poverty and disdain by most who know him. The story is related by an aspiring writer who never seems to be able to quite get the painter to admit he is either remorseful of all the human wreckage he's left in his wake, or so uncomfortable in this new life that he's sorry for having made such a hash of his it. "Moon and Sixpence" raises several interesting questions: Who makes the social contract anyway, and did Strickland knowingly sign on, or was he simply incorporated into it by society? Would it have been acceptable for Strickland to abandon his family to become a priest, missionary, or some other more acceptable form of profession? While the book is loosely based on the life of Paul Gaugin, it is really more about W. Somerset Maugham and his search for beauty and truth. Maugham shows us that while the search may be noble, the journey is not necessarily beautiful to everyone, especially those not involved. "Moon and Sixpence" is a must-read for anyone contemplating a life in the arts. While Strickland is a thoroughly dislikable character, he is one without artifice, totally lacking the ability to say anything other than what is true to him. He is a man consumed by his passion, completely lacking the need for approval. Maugham as usual creates a work that is both powerful and thought-provoking. "Moon and Sixpence" satisfys on at least two levels; as an excellent story, and as a philosophical treatise on art, beauty and passion.

Book LIFE

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1942-09-14
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 132 pages

Download or read book LIFE written by and published by . This book was released on 1942-09-14 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

Book The Moon and Sixpence

Download or read book The Moon and Sixpence written by W. Somerset Maugham and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2006-01-20 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Witty, compelling." — The Boston Globe. 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. One of Maugham's most popular works, The Moon and Sixpence is a riveting story about an uncompromising and self-destructive man who forsakes wealth and comfort to pursue the life of a painter. Drifting from Paris to Marseilles, Strickland eventually settles in Tahiti, takes a mistress, and in spite of poverty and a long, terminal illness, produces his most passionate and mysterious works of art. Loosely based on the life of Paul Gauguin, Maugham's timeless masterpiece is storytelling at its best — an insightful work focusing on artistic fixation that propels the artist beyond the commonplace into the selfish realm of genius.

Book The Moon and Sixpence

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  • Author : W Somerset Maugham
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2020-11-05
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 286 pages

Download or read book The Moon and Sixpence written by W Somerset Maugham and published by . This book was released on 2020-11-05 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Moon and Sixpence is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham first published in April 15th, 1919. It is told in episodic form by a first-person narrator, in a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character Charles Strickland, a middle-aged English stockbroker, who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to become an artist. The story is in part based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin.

Book The Moon and Sixpence

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  • Author : W. Somerset Maugham
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2017-07-31
  • ISBN : 9781974057658
  • Pages : 228 pages

Download or read book The Moon and Sixpence written by W. Somerset Maugham and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2017-07-31 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Moon and Sixpence By Somerset Maugham, W.

Book The Moon and Sixpence Annotated

Download or read book The Moon and Sixpence Annotated written by William Somerset Maugham and published by . This book was released on 2020-11-15 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Moon and Sixpence is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham, first published on April 15, 1919. It is told in episodic form by a first-person narrator in a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character, Charles Strickland, a middle-aged English stockbroker who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to become an artist. The story is in part based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin.

Book The Moon and Sixpence

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  • Author : W. Somerset Maugham
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2015-01-27
  • ISBN : 9781507743119
  • Pages : 192 pages

Download or read book The Moon and Sixpence written by W. Somerset Maugham and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2015-01-27 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Moon and Sixpence - By W. Somerset Maugham - The Moon and Sixpence is a novel by W Somerset Maugham, told in episodic form by a first-person narrator, in a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character Charles Strickland, a middle-aged English stockbroker, who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to become an artist. The story is said to be loosely based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin. The novel is written largely from the point of view of the narrator, who is first introduced to Strickland through the latter's wife. Strickland strikes him (the narrator) as unremarkable. Certain chapters entirely comprise stories or narrations of others, which the narrator recalls from memory (selectively editing or elaborating on certain aspects of dialogue, particularly Strickland's, as Strickland is said by the narrator to be limited in his use of verbiage and tended to use gestures in his expression). Strickland is a well-off, middle-class stockbroker in London sometime in late 19th or early 20th century. Early in the novel, he leaves his wife and children and goes to Paris. He lives a destitute but defiantly content life there as an artist (specifically a painter), lodging in run-down hotels and falling prey to both illness and hunger. Strickland, in his drive to express through his art what appears to continually possess and compel him on the inside, cares nothing for physical discomfort and is indifferent to his surroundings. He is generously supported, while in Paris, by a commercially successful but hackneyed Dutch painter, Dirk Stroeve, a friend of the narrator's, who immediately recognises Strickland's genius. After helping Strickland recover from a life-threatening condition, Stroeve is repaid by having his wife, Blanche, abandon him for Strickland. Strickland later discards the wife; all he really sought from Blanche was a model to paint, not serious companionship, and it is hinted in the novel's dialogue that he indicated this to her and she took the risk anyway. Blanche then commits suicide - yet another human casualty in Strickland's single-minded pursuit of art and beauty; the first ones being his own established life and those of his wife and children. The Moon and Sixpence is a novel by W Somerset Maugham, told in episodic form by a first-person narrator, in a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character Charles Strickland, a middle-aged English stockbroker, who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to become an artist. The story is said to be loosely based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin. The novel is written largely from the point of view of the narrator, who is first introduced to Strickland through the latter's wife. Strickland strikes him (the narrator) as unremarkable. Certain chapters entirely comprise stories or narrations of others, which the narrator recalls from memory (selectively editing or elaborating on certain aspects of dialogue, particularly Strickland's, as Strickland is said by the narrator to be limited in his use of verbiage and tended to use gestures in his expression). Strickland is a well-off, middle-class stockbroker in London sometime in late 19th or early 20th century. Early in the novel, he leaves his wife and children and goes to Paris. He lives a destitute but defiantly content life there as an artist (specifically a painter), lodging in run-down hotels and falling prey to both illness and hunger. Strickland, in his drive to express through his art what appears to continually possess and compel him on the inside, cares nothing for physical discomfort and is indifferent to his surroundings. He is generously supported, while in Paris, by a commercially successful but hackneyed Dutch painter, Dirk Stroeve,

Book The Moon and Sixpence ILLUSTRATED

Download or read book The Moon and Sixpence ILLUSTRATED written by W Somerset Maugham and published by . This book was released on 2020-08-05 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Moon and Sixpence is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham first published in April 15th, 1919. It is told in episodic form by a first-person narrator, in a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character Charles Strickland, a middle-aged English stockbroker, who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to become an artist. The story is in part based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin.

Book The Moon and Sixpence Illustrated

Download or read book The Moon and Sixpence Illustrated written by W. Somerset Curtis and published by . This book was released on 2021-02-26 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Moon and Sixpence is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham first published in April 15th, 1919. It is told in episodic form by a first-person narrator, in a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character Charles Strickland, a middle-aged English stockbroker, who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to become an artist. The story is in part based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin.

Book The Moon and Sixpence

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  • Author : W Somerset Maugham
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2019-12
  • ISBN : 9781707875887
  • Pages : 244 pages

Download or read book The Moon and Sixpence written by W Somerset Maugham and published by . This book was released on 2019-12 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 Strickland'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.

Book The Moon and the Sixpence

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  • Author : W. Somerset Maugham
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2017-09-29
  • ISBN : 9781977805416
  • Pages : 174 pages

Download or read book The Moon and the Sixpence written by W. Somerset Maugham and published by . This book was released on 2017-09-29 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Full text. 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 Strickland'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.

Book The W  Somerset Maugham Reader

Download or read book The W Somerset Maugham Reader written by William Somerset Maugham and published by Taylor Trade Publications. This book was released on 2004 with total page 582 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The W. Somerset Maugham Reader presents a full range of Maugham's literary capabilities, from his early works of social realism, to his dramatic tales of love and revenge, to his pieces on travel to exotic lands.

Book The Moon and the Sixpence

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  • Author : W. Somerset Maugham
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2016-10-03
  • ISBN : 9781539322603
  • Pages : 228 pages

Download or read book The Moon and the Sixpence written by W. Somerset Maugham and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2016-10-03 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Moon and the Sixpence By W. Somerset Maugham, Editorial Oneness (Edited by)

Book Clevedon

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  • Author : Rob Campbell
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 2010-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781848763906
  • Pages : 248 pages

Download or read book Clevedon written by Rob Campbell and published by Troubador Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2010-10-01 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Clevedon Civic Society.If you have an interest in Clevedon, its views and vista and, of course, its people, then this book is for you. The vast majority of the images have not been published before. Sit down and browse its pages – read about Clevedon’s connections with early flight and later with early Penicillin production.The final chapter deals with our ‘watering holes’. What better place to read and discuss the book’s contents than in front of a raging fire in one of the pubs described. It’s a must for family historians and locals alike.