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The Moon and Sixpence

In Chapter XXXIV of W. Somerset Maugham's The Moon and Sixpence, Blanche drinks oxalic acid, a chemical compound found in nature used in artistic as well as industrial activities that can be toxic...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2015 2:04 am UTC

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The Moon and Sixpence

The three distinct parts are chronological, tracing the life of protagonist Charles Strickland: Strickland's domestic life at London, where he has a modest but thriving trade in textiles....

Latest answer posted February 27, 2009 4:42 pm UTC

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The Moon and Sixpence

Charles is considered a genius because he has never sold any of his paintings. Charles is obsessed with painting. Although he leads a normal life at first, when he gets the art bug it consumes...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2013 11:37 pm UTC

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The Moon and Sixpence

The unnamed narrator of The Moon and Sixpence is a writer, and he is also an aficionado of art. He is likely based on W. Somerset Maugham, the author. One very powerful connection the narrator has...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2012 11:10 am UTC

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The Moon and Sixpence

Oh, there are so many examples of great imagery in this book! (One of my favorites, obviously.) If I had to limit myself to two, however, I'd say chapter 52, in which the narrator describes...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2008 4:22 am UTC

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The Moon and Sixpence

The Moon and Sixpence depicts an artist who cares little for social conventions or the welfare of society. Strickland is an artist who cares little for anyone: he abandons his family in London in...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2015 8:55 pm UTC

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