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The Moon and Sixpence

W. Somerset Maugham

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Page

Length:

7h 52m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:31


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:20


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

16:13


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:57


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

13:07


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:45


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:16


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

18:30


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:44


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:10


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:11


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:33


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:27


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

10:19


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

19:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:57


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

12:33


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

12:16