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The Moon and Sixpence (Dover Thrift Editions)

The Moon and Sixpence (Dover Thrift Editions)
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  • Sales Rank:701,565
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:176
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.4
  • Dimensions (in):0.3 x 5.3 x 8
  • Publication Date:January 20, 2006
  • ISBN:0486446026
  • UPC:000486446026
  • EAN:9780486446028
  • ASIN:0486446026
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"Witty, compelling." — The Boston Globe. Gripped by an overwhelming obsession, Charles Strickland, a conventional London stockbroker, decides in midlife to desert his wife, family, business, and civilization for his art. One of Maugham's most popular works, The Moon and Sixpence is a riveting story about an uncompromising and self-destructive man who forsakes wealth and comfort to pursue the life of a painter. Drifting from Paris to Marseilles, Strickland eventually settles in Tahiti, takes a mistress, and in spite of poverty and a long, terminal illness, produces his most passionate and mysterious works of art.
Loosely based on the life of Paul Gauguin, Maugham's timeless masterpiece is storytelling at its best — an insightful work focusing on artistic fixation that propels the artist beyond the commonplace into the selfish realm of genius.

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