The Moon and SixpencePaperback - 2006
Loosely based on the life of Paul Gauguin, Maugham's timeless masterpiece is storytelling at its best -- an insightful work focusing on artistic fixation that propels the artist beyond the commonplace into the selfish realm of genius.
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This novel is Maugham’s ode to the life of Gauguin, although our main character is a man named Charles Strickland. Strickland, a staid man of wealth and privilege, is possessed by an unquenchable desire to create art. As he pursues his artistic vision, Strickland leaves London for Paris and Tahi... Read More »