The Moon and Sixpence

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.85 hours)
Product Number: Z2320
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449877934
Narrator/s: Michael Page
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Description

As a fictionalized account of the tumultuous career of Paul Gauguin, W. Somerset Maugham's classic story captured the hearts of a generation. First published in 1919, it provided just the exotic antidote a war-weary world desired. At first, Charles Strickland's life was unremarkable. A stock broker in London, he dwelled quietly with his wife and two children. All who knew him described him as "very dull." How shocking it was, then, when he abandoned this respectable identity to wander the world, make a home in Tahiti, and become an unconventional artist who captured passionate images of primitive life. Soon after the publication of The Moon and Sixpence, hordes of young men fell prey to the dreams and wanderlust of its hero. They, too, would leave comfortable middle-class lives for the lure of far off, exotic lands. This stunning, unabridged narration by Neil Hunt will transport you into the artist's world of vibrant dreams and possibilities.

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All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): W. Somerset Maugham
Narrator(s): Steven Crossley
Product Number DD18796
Released: May 24, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400117581
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Author(s): W. Somerset Maugham
Narrator(s): Michael Page
Product Number BL290
Released: May 28, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781423336716
eBook
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Author(s): W. Somerset Maugham
Product Number EB00170396
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307434425
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Author(s): W. Somerset Maugham
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00680034
Released: Jul 21, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781625582133

Professional reviews

"Although published in 1919, Maugham's study of a man who abandons a comfortable, conventional life to pursue an overwhelming artistic impulse doesn't seem dated. Reincarnated as an audiobook, it will give pleasure to many who wouldn't pick it up in print. Michael Page is well-chosen as the first-person narrator, a writer who moves on the periphery of the artist's life. His tone and pacing are good, his voice pleasant, and his character voices satisfactory. This is an attractive offering though marred by sound quality. J.N. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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