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ISBN13: 9780375724565
ISBN10: 0375724567
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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.

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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.

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W. Somerset Maugham lived in France and England.  He died in 1965.

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Laurelu79, November 16, 2007 (view all comments by Laurelu79)
The best novel I've read in years. A thrilling journey through the creative mind, based on the life of the painter, Gauguin.
The narrator is charming, and the plot full of unpredictable spins. Maugham's mastery of storytelling sets an example of the theatrics that are lacking in contemporary fiction.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375724565
Author:
Maugham, W. Somerset
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Maugham, W. Somerset
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
England
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Painters
Subject:
Tahiti
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;novel;literature;art;tahiti;20th century;british;gauguin;classic;england;classics;maugham;artists;british literature;english;english literature;biographical fiction;paris;painters;france;historical fiction;painting;british fiction;london;20th cent
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
al-juz® 9
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.09x5.16x.62 in. .53 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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