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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.

The Moon And Sixpence (Classic)
W Somerset Maugham (Author)
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Print List Price: £7.99
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File Size: 351 KB
Print Length: 224 pages
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Reviews from Amazon:

The Moon and Sixpence is a book about Charles Strickland, who inexplicably leaves his family to live a life as a poor painter in France. It is told by a narrator who met several times at pivotal oments in Charles' life, and has decided to write his memories of the man to stand alongside other misleading or inaccurate biographies. this of course in turn begs the interesting question of the reliabilty of this narrator, especially as there is no-one left alive to contradict him.

Apparently based on the life of Paul Gauguin, an artist who I know little about but The Moon and Sixpence has interested me enough to research of my own, always a mark of a good book if you want to know more.

Overall ths is a subtle intelligent book that leaves you thinking about human motivations and soical interaction, and what does it take to make great art.