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The moon and sixpence

Author: W Somerset Maugham
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1919.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the 'The Moon and Sixpence', Somerset Maugham narrates the story of Charles Strickland, a well off London stock broker who 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965.
Moon and sixpence.
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1919
(OCoLC)644156822
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Somerset Maugham
OCLC Number: 9229322
Description: 280 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: W. Somerset Maugham.

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"In the 'The Moon and Sixpence', Somerset Maugham narrates the story of Charles Strickland, a well off London stock broker who 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. Told in Maugham's absorbing story telling style, the novel gains depth and complexity in revealing the narrator's struggle to appreciate Strickland's genuine artistic expression in view of his often incomprehensible behavior." -- description from Amazon.com.

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