The Moon and Sixpence

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A novel 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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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Dec 12, 2012
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Pages
245
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ISBN
9781625582133
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Classics
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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