The Moon And Sixpence

Author: William Somerset Maugham
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Based on the life of Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence is the story of Charles Strickland, an English banker who walks away from a life of privilege to pursue his passion to become a painter. Strickland leaves London for Paris and ultimately Tahiti. The Moon and Sixpence is the story of the demands that can be placed on a tortured artistic soul and the lives that it touches.

The Moon And Sixpence

Author: W. Somerset Maugham
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Charles Strickland, a conventional stockbroker, abandons his wife and children for Paris and Tahiti, to live his life as a painter. Whilst his betrayal of family, duty and honour gives him the freedom to achieve greatness, his decision leads to an obsession which carries severe implications. Inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence is at once a satiric caricature of Edwardian conventions and a vivid portrayal of the mentality of a genius.

The Moon And Sixpence Illustrated

Author: W Somerset Maugham
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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.

The Moon And Sixpence

Author: W. Somerset Maugham
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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.

The Moon And Sixpence

Author: William Somerset Maugham
Editor: Penguin
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A British stockbroker abandons his wife and career to pursue a simple life as an artist in Tahiti

The Moon And Sixpenceillustrated

Author: W Somerset Maugham
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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.

The Moon And Sixpence One Man S Journey Across The Field Of Art And Into Its Depths Based On Paul Gauguin S Life

Author: William Somerset Maugham
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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.

Of Human Bondage And The Moon And Sixpence By William Somerset Maugham

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Naloga govori o dveh romanih W. S. Maughama, Človeške vezi in Mesec in drobiž.

The Modern Eye Literature And The Art Aesthetics The Moon And Sixpence

Author: Marcio Hemerique Pereira
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Essay from the year 2011 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: A, Birkbeck, University of London (Humanities), course: Modernist Literature and Modern Art, language: English, abstract: Only few contemporary authors have been praised as highly and condemned as completely as W. Somerset Maugham. The present essay discusses Maugham’s novel ‘The Moon and Sixpence.’ My concerns lay on key questions that I try to explore. First and foremost, what do we learn about the presentation of the early twentieth century artist from Maugham? Are, in fact, artistic techniques used in the literary portrait (depictions) of the artist? What do we learn about modern art from the text? Why is Maugham writing about an artist? How can literature depict artist and artistic processes? Now I propose to attempt at least to suggest the reasons for, if not to reconcile, opinions as widely different as the ones presented further in the essay and, at the same time, to offer a less impetuous and more carefully substantiated criticism of Maugham’s fictional work, ‘The Moon and Sixpence.’

The Moon And Sixpence Analysis

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Literature Review from the year 2018 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 10, , language: English, abstract: The Moon and Sixpence is a delightful literary work. Its chapters are be analyzed in many ways from different points perspectives. Thus, I decided to choose only one character and to interpret it by the help of some quotations. I am going to expose my impressions through protagonist’s characterization. I enjoyed the tone of the novel, atmosphere, title, plot structure and other elements, but all of them are written and depicted only for the sake of putting in relief, the main character’s profile, a great and hard work that has resulted in Charles Strickland’s biography.