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The moon and sixpence

Author: W Somerset Maugham
Publisher: London : Guild Pub., 1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title tells the story of Charles Strickland, a conventional stockbroker who abandons his wife and children for Prais and Tahiti, to live his life as a painter. Whilst his betrayal of family, duty and honour gives him the freedom to achieve greatness, his decision leads to an obsession which carries severe implications.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Somerset Maugham
ISBN: 0330241117 9780330241113 0749303433 9780749303433 0435295721 9780435295721 9780099284765 0099284766
OCLC Number: 650729689
Description: 217 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: W. Somerset Maugham.

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Charles Strickland, a conventional stockbroker, abandons his wife and children for Paris and Tahiti, to live his life as a painter. Inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence is at  Read more...

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"I picked it up and couldn't put it down." -- Alexander McCall Smith * Mail on Sunday * "Magnificent" * Express * "From an era that produced George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells and John Galsworthy, Read more...

 
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