The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset MaughamBased on the life of Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence is W. Somerset Maughams 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 Maughams sympathetic eye Stricklands 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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Stylistic analyses of English text. Somerset Maugham. The choice of the novel is explained by its artistic dignity and sharpness of problems. The aim of my work is to give stylistic analyses of English text, widening of lexical diapason and possibility of discussing problems of the novel, to find some words which can be famous quotes. Somerset Maugham , 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 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 the character of Strickland through his Strickland's wife and strikes him the narrator as unremarkable.
Nov 29, ISBN One of the novels that galvanized W. 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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
The Moon and Sixpence is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham first published in April 15th,
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