The Moon And Sixpence (Inspired By The Real Life Story Of Paul Gauguin) (eBook)
One Man'S Journey Across The Field Of Art And Into Its Depths (Biographical Novel)
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"The Moon and Sixpence" is a novel by W Somerset Maugham, told in episodic form by a first-person narrator, in a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character Charles Strickland, a middle-aged English stockbroker, who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to become an artist. It is based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin.William Somerset Maugham (1874–1965) was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s.