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The Moon And Sixpence - W. Somerset Maugham
The Moon And Sixpence
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The fame of W. Somerset Maugham rests securely on three novels. The first, Of Human Bondage (No. 176), has steadily maintained its position as one of the novels in greatest demand on the entire Modern Library list. The second Cakes and Ale (No. 270), is the author's own favorite and the third,... show more
The fame of W. Somerset Maugham rests securely on three novels. The first, Of Human Bondage (No. 176), has steadily maintained its position as one of the novels in greatest demand on the entire Modern Library list. The second Cakes and Ale (No. 270), is the author's own favorite and the third, The Moon and Sixpence, has won an enormous following and is as popular as its ce
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Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House
Pages no: 341
Edition language: English
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Major Leser
Major Leser rated it
2.0 The Moon And Sixpence
This book did not age well. The rampant racism and sexism that are a sign of the times Maugham lived in make this Künstlerroman unbearable in several places. Plus for a fairly short book, there's a surprising amount of filler.
Regina's Reads
Regina's Reads rated it
4.0 Moon and Sixpence
Moon and Sixpence is a beautifully written novel about a very ugly person. I do not mean physically, but rather spiritually. The novel is loosely based on the life of the artist Paul Gaugin. The setting is a combination of London, Paris and Tahiti during the late 1800s and is told through the thi...
I'm Reading...
I'm Reading... rated it
0.0 Moon and Sixpence
Other thoughts/reviews:Col Reads: http://colreads.blogspot.be/2012/07/book-review-moon-and-sixpence-by-w.html
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
3.0 The Moon And Sixpence
I picked up 'The Moon and Sixpence' a few years ago at a library book sale thinking, purely from the cover image and my limited knowledge of when Maugham wrote, that it was a novel about the Pacific in World War II. It turns out I was way off. Which is fine by me since I wasn't eager to read a novel...
Lavinia
Lavinia rated it
What it takes to be a real artist is debatable. A sudden urge to create, an invincible desire to stay away from anything that’s mundane (that includes your current job) and keeps you away from your true calling – I can take that. But leaving everything behind, i.e. spouse and children, and completel...
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