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The moon and sixpence : a novel

Author: W Somerset Maugham
Publisher: London : William Heinemann, 1919.
Series: Heinemann's colonial library of popular fiction.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Moon and Sixpence is a 1919 short novel by William Somerset Maugham based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin. The story is told in episodic form by the first-person narrator as a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character, Charles Strickland, a middle aged English stock broker who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to become an artist.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Romans à clef
Biographical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Somerset Maugham
OCLC Number: 22207227
Notes: First edition, 1st issue. Cf. Toole-Stott.
Publication date on verso of t.p. and also in publisher's device on t.p.
"The novels of W.S. Maugham": prelim. p. [2].
Advertisements on p. [265-268].
Description: [4], 263, [5] pages ; 19 cm.
Series Title: Heinemann's colonial library of popular fiction.
Responsibility: by W.S. Maugham.
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The Moon and Sixpence is a 1919 short novel by William Somerset Maugham based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin. The story is told in episodic form by the first-person narrator as a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character, Charles Strickland, a middle aged English stock broker who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to become an artist.

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