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The Resource Moon and Sixpence, The

Moon and Sixpence, The

Label
Moon and Sixpence, The
Title
Moon and Sixpence, The
Statement of responsibility
William Somerset Maugham
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Language
eng
Summary
Based on the life of Postimpressionist artist Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence builds on a long tradition of European writing about the South Pacific as an exotic locale. It also marks the transformation of British writer W. Somerset Maugham from celebrated playwright to accomplished novelist. In The Moon and Sixpence, Charles Strickland is a respectable London stockbroker who decides in middle age to abandon his wife and children and devote himself to his true passion: art. Strickland's destructive desire for self-expression takes him first to Paris to learn the craft of painting, and finally to Tahiti in the South Pacific. The Moon and Sixpence remains a complex and engaging novel echoing Maugham's own struggles between artistic expression and public respectability, and between his public persona and private life
Summary
A British stockbroker abandons his wife and career to pursue a simple life as an artist in Tahiti
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technical information on music
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10138972
Cataloging source
N$T
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1874-1965
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W. Somerset Maugham
Dewey number
823.912
PerformerNote
Read by Steven Crossley
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Tantor Media
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True
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Fiction / Classics
Target audience
adult
Label
Moon and Sixpence, The
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Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ODILO:034300009496
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not applicable
Form of item
electronic
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not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781400197583
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not applicable
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not applicable
Kind of material
other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Moon and Sixpence, The
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ODILO:034300009496
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781400197583
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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