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The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham - Hardcover - Reprint.  - 1919 - from Henniker Book Farm and Biblio.com

The Moon and Sixpence

by W. Somerset Maugham

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


Modern Library, 1919. Reprint. . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Very Good condition, no DJ. Reprint. No markings to the text block. Previous owner's markings on the front free end paper.


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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reprint
Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
jacket
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text block
Most simply the inside pages of a book.  More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a...[more]
12mo
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback....[more]

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