The Moon and Sixpence (Penguin Classics)

The Moon and Sixpence (Penguin Classics)

W. Somerset Maugham


One of the novels that galvanized W. Somerset Maugham’s acceptance as a literary master

The Moon and Sixpence follows the lifetime of one Charles Strickland, a bourgeois urban gent whose uninteresting external conceals the soul of a genius. Compulsive and impassioned, he abandons his domestic, spouse, and youngsters to dedicate himself slavishly to portray. In a tiny studio in Paris, he fills canvas after canvas, refusing to promote or maybe convey his paintings. Beset through poverty, disease, and his personal intransigent, unscrupulous nature, he drifts to Tahiti, the place, even after being blinded via leprosy, he produces a few of his such a lot amazing artistic endeavors. encouraged through the lifetime of Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence is an unforgettable research of a guy possessed by means of the necessity to create—regardless of the price to himself and to others.

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