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The Moon & Sixpence

ISBN13: 9780939495788
ISBN: 0939495783
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $26.0
Publisher: North Books
Published Date:
Pages: 384
Average Goodreads rating: 4.14/5 (1 ratings)

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 leaves 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 humans lives it sometimes demands.