Somerset Maugham, the author of Of Human Bondage
, traveled to the South Pacific in order to write this memorable story based on the life of artist Paul Gauguin, a man who leaves his wife and children for the passion of art. This is a fascinating story of pride, self serving, and questionable intentions. One of Maugham's best.
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