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Author: W. Somerset Maugham Narrator: Neil Hunt Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781461811374
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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.

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About the Author

William Somerset Maugham (1874–1965) was born in Paris, the son of a British embassy official, and grew up in England. He studied medicine and officially qualified as a doctor before turning to writing. One of the twentieth century’s most popular novelists as well as a celebrated playwright, critic, and short-story writer, he also served as a secret agent for the British during World War I.

About the Narrator

Neil Hunt is an audiobook narrator whose readings include books by W. Somerset Maugham, Nevil Shute, and John Masters.