1st Edition

Moon and Sixpence

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ISBN 9781412812832
Published April 1, 1999 by Routledge
262 Pages

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Book Description

 Inspired by the life of noted French painter Paul Gauguin, <i>The Moon and Sixpence</i> is the story of a rebellious stockbroker. Driven by passion, he decides to abandon civilization and convention in order to pursue his destiny as a painter in the South Pacific. In Charles Strickland, the main character, Maugham gives the reader a penetrating and fascinating study in personality with a savage truthfulness and an icy contempt for heroics and sentimentality.</p>