The Moon and Sixpence

Author(s): W. Somerset Maugham

Fiction - Contemporary

Charles Strickland, a conventional stockbroker, abandons his wife and children for Paris and Tahiti, to live his life as a painter. Whilst his betrayal of family, duty and honour gives him the freedom to achieve greatness, his decision leads to an obsession which carries severe implications. Inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin, "The Moon and Sixpence" is at once a satiric caricature of Edwardian conventions and a vivid portrayal of the mentality of a genius.


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Stunningly rejacketed as part of a major reinvigoration of this neglected 20th century master


General Fields

  • : 9780099284765
  • : penguin random house
  • : Vintage
  • : April 2008
  • : 200mm X 133mm X 14mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 823.912
  • : 224
  • : W. Somerset Maugham
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition