The Moon And Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham


English: Paul Gauguin, photography, ca. 1891 D...

English: Paul Gauguin, photography, ca. 1891 Deutsch: Paul Gauguin, um 1891 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The Moon And SixpenceThe Moon And Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Opening lines:
I confess that when first I made acquaintance with Charles Strickland I never for a moment discerned that there was in him anything out of the ordinary.

 

A magnificent fictional biography of Paul Gauguin.

 

There are 4 movie versions of this book:

 

The Moon and Sixpence (1942) with George Sanders, Herbert Marshall, Doris Dudley.

 

 

The Moon and Sixpence (TV 1959) with Laurence Olivier, Judith Anderson, Hume Cronyn.

 

 

The Moon and Sixpence (BBC Play of the Month, 1967) with Charles Gray, Ronald Hines, Barry Justice.

 

The Moon and Sixpence (Somerset Maugham TV Theatre, 1951) with Romney Brent, Lee J. Cobb, Bramwell Fletcher.

 

Free download available at Project Gutenberg.

 

It seems that the biography My Father Paul Gauguin written by his daughter, Pola Gauguin, deserves to be read.

 

I wonder if Papeete has something left by the time Gauguin lived there.

 

 

The book Noa Noa written by Paul Gauguin and Charles Morice can be for free for download at Project Gutenberg.

 

 

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