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The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham - First - 1919 - from Revue & Revalued Books  and Biblio.com

The Moon and Sixpence

by W. Somerset Maugham

Condition: Good/None


This book is in good condition.There is little to no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is no bumping on the corners of the cover boards. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but there are no marking inside the book.

"Glenway Wescott the critic has aptly told the reason for the popularity of W. Somerset Maugham among so many classes of readers today: "He is the dean of novelists writing in English at present. He is the one, the only one, who for more than a quarter century has had the admiration of an elite of highly cultivated, sophisticated readers and of a sufficient number of good fellow-writers, with increasing influence on the younger ones; and at the same time he has given great moral pleasure to, and affected the lives of, a million or more ordinary mortals...." - International Collectors Library Presents - The Moon and Sixpence

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.


  • Bookseller: Revue & Revalued Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 323
  • Title: The Moon and Sixpence
  • Author: W. Somerset Maugham
  • Format/binding: The binding is starting to crack on the front cover board and the spine.
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: None
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The International Collectors Library American Headquarters
  • Place: Garden City, New York
  • Date published: 1919
  • Keywords: Moon, Sixpence, Maugham, 20th Century, Classics, Literature
  • Bookseller catalogs: Fiction; Classics;
  • Size: Crown Octavo


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