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Moon and Sixpence, the (1919) [Novel]
by W. Somerset Maugham Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Follows the life of one Charles Strickland, a bourgeois city gent whose dull exterior conceals the soul of a genius. Compulsive and impassioned, he abandons his home, wife, and children to devote himself slavishly to painting. In a tiny studio in Paris, he fills canvas after canvas, refusing to sell or even exhibit his work. Beset by poverty, sickness, and his own intransigent, unscrupulous nature, he drifts to Tahiti, where, even after being blinded by leprosy, he produces some of his most extraordinary works of art. Inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence is an unforgettable study of a man possessed by the need to create—regardless of the cost to himself and to others.

Original title: The Moon and Sixpence
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: The Moon and Sixpence

The Moon and Sixpence (1919)
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Language: English

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The Moon and Sixpence (November 2005)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London & New York
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780143039341
Pages: 204
Notes: Introduction and notes by Robert Calder

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The Moon and Sixpence (1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780099284765
Pages: 214

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