W. Somerset Maugham was a prominent British novelist and playwright in the early twentieth century. Maugham also served with the Red Cross ambulance corps in World War I. Maugham wrote many classics over his long career including The Moon and Sixpence and Of Human Bondage. The Moon and Sixpence is a novel that is noted for appearing in the form of episodes. The story centers around an English stockbroker who abandons his family to pursue his dream of becoming an artist.
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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 leave the lives of those closest to him in tatters. Through Maugham's sympathetic eye Strickland's tortured and cruel soul becomes a symbol of the blessing and the curse of transcendent artistic genius, and the cost in human lives it sometimes demands.
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Descripción Penguin Books, 1977. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0140004688
Descripción Penguin Books, 1977. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0140004688