The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham

The Moon and Sixpence

byW. Somerset Maugham

Kobo ebook | January 11, 2013

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The Moon and Sixpence is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham, 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 stockbroker who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to become an artist. The story is said to be loosely based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin. Strickland is a well-off, middle-class stockbroker in London sometime in the late 19th or early 20th century. Early in the novel, he leaves his wife and children and goes to Paris, living a destitute but defiantly content life there as a painter. Strickland later discards the wife, who then commits suicide - yet another human casualty in Strickland's single-minded pursuit of Art and Beauty. After the Paris episode, the story continues in Tahiti. Strickland has already died, and the narrator attempts to piece together his life there from the recollections of others.
Title:The Moon and SixpenceFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 11, 2013Publisher:Lulu.comLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1300225955

ISBN - 13:9781300225959

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