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The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham; Frederic Dorr Stee - Hardcover - 1941 - from Darbytown Books and Biblio.com

The Moon and Sixpence

by W. Somerset Maugham; Frederic Dorr Stee

Condition: Fine/Very Good


Nice Heritage Press 1941 hardcover, pristine inside and out, pages are clean, crisp, brown stained top edge, binding is tight. Cover boards fine, la tad bump to spine heel. Slip cover very good minor edge wear. Heritage sunglass pamphlet laid in. An excellent copy of this 20th century classic.

--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. The story is said to be loosely based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin.

The Moon and Sixpence is a 1919 short novel by William Somerset Maugham based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin. The story is told in episodic form by the first-person narrator as a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character, Charles Strickland, a middle aged English stock broker who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to become an artist.




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