The Moon and Sixpence

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The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham.pdf

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Descriptions : One of the novels that galvanized W Somerset Maugham s reputation as a literary masterThe Moon and Sixpence follows the life of one Charles Strickland, a bourgeois city gent whose dull exterior conceals the soul of a genius Compulsive and impassioned, he abandons his home, wife, and children to devote himself slavishly to painting In a tiny studio in Paris, he fills can One of the novels that galvanized W Somerset Maugham s reputation as a literary masterThe Moon and Sixpence follows the life of one Charles Strickland, a bourgeois city gent whose dull exterior conceals the soul of a genius Compulsive and impassioned, he abandons his home, wife, and children to devote himself slavishly to painting In a tiny studio in Paris, he fills canvas after canvas, refusing to sell or even exhibit his work Beset by poverty, sickness, and his own intransigent, unscrupulous nature, he drifts to Tahiti, where, even after being blinded by leprosy, he produces some of his most extraordinary works of art Inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence is an unforgettable study of a man possessed by the need to create regardless of the cost to himself and to others.For than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up to date translations by award winning translators










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