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The Moon and Sixpence

The Moon and Sixpence

By: W. Somerset Maugham

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"Witty, compelling." — The Boston Globe. Gripped by an overwhelming obsession, Charles Strickland, a conventional London stockbroker, decides in midlife to desert his wife, family, business, and civilization for his art. One of Maugham's most popular works, The Moon and Sixpence is a riveting story about an uncompromising and self-destructive man who forsakes wealth and comfort to pursue the life of a painter. Drifting from Paris to Marseilles, Strickland eventually settles in Tahiti, takes a mistress, and in spite of poverty and a long, terminal illness, produces his most passionate and mysterious works of art.
Loosely based on the life of Paul Gauguin, Maugham's timeless masterpiece is storytelling at its best — an insightful work focusing on artistic fixation that propels the artist beyond the commonplace into the selfish realm of genius.

Republication of the New York, 1919 edition.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486446026
ISBN 139780486446028
Author/EditorW. Somerset Maugham
Page Count176
Dimensions5 3/16 x 8 1/4

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