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Based on the life of Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence is W. Somerset Maugham's ode to the powerful forces behind creative genius.

Charles Strickland is a staid banker, a man of wealth and privilege.He is also a man possessed of an unquenchable desire to create art.As Strickland pursues his artistic vision, he leaves London for Paris and Tahiti, and in his quest makes sacrifices that leaves the lives of those closest to him in tatters.Through Maugham's sympathetic eye Stricland's tortured and cruel soul becomes a symbol of the blessing and the curse of transcendent artistic genius, and the cost in humans lives it sometimes demands.

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\W. Somerset Maugham lived in France and England.He died in 1965.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307434425
Publisher:
Vintage Intertnational
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Maugham, W. Somerset
Author:
W. Somerset Maugham
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Painters
Subject:
England
Subject:
Tahiti
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000509
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
280

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