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Moon and sixpence

Author: W Somerset Maugham
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn : General Books, 2010
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charles Strickland, a well off London stock broker abandons his wife and children in midlife to become a painter. Strickland is convinced that he must paint, despite the fact that he has never done so. Inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin, Maugham's characterization of Strickland reveals that the pursuit of his personal artistic vision is not without considerable sacrifice and the callousness of his character often  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Somerset Maugham
ISBN: 1153740044 9781153740043
OCLC Number: 607991131
Description: 129 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: W. Somerset (William Somerset) Maugham.

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Charles Strickland, a well off London stock broker abandons his wife and children in midlife to become a painter. Strickland is convinced that he must paint, despite the fact that he has never done so. Inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin, Maugham's characterization of Strickland reveals that the pursuit of his personal artistic vision is not without considerable sacrifice and the callousness of his character often falls under question.

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