The moon and sixpence
W. Somerset Maugham

About the Book

According to The Manchester Guardian review of 1919 (here quoted and contains spoilers) "Mr. Maugham has followed a recognised convention in this story of an imaginary artist of posthumous greatness. He treats him throughout with mock respect, and surrounds his affairs with contributory detail. Mr. Maugham's story is that of a respectable stockbroker who deserts his wife after seventeen years of marriage and goes alone to Paris to follow a new ideal - the ideal of great and for a time unrecognisable art. The break is succeeded by privation and industry, by long periods of work and outbursts of savage sexual conquest; and the artist at length dies, blind and leprous, in Tahiti". The book is told by a narrator and is said to be based on the life of the French 20th century painter Paul Gauguin.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 241).

Series
Barnes & Noble library of essential reading
Genre
Fiction

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.912
Library of Congress
PR6025.A86 M6 2007

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiv, 241 p. ;
Number of pages
241

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23688591M
ISBN 10
0760793549
ISBN 13
9780760793541
LC Control Number
2009284937
Goodreads
2862393

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