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Moon and Sixpence (Chinese Edition)

William Somerset Maugham

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ISBN 10: 7561383258 / ISBN 13: 9787561383254
Published by Shaanxi Normal University General Publishing House Co.Ltd, 2016
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Moon and Sixpence (Chinese Edition)

Publisher: Shaanxi Normal University General Publishing House Co.Ltd

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st - may be Reissue.

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Witty, compelling."" The Boston Globe. Gripped by an overwhelming obsession, Charles Strickland, a conventional London stockbroker, decides in midlife to desert his wife, family, business, and civilization for his art. One of Maugham's most popular works, The Moon and Sixpence is a riveting story about an uncompromising and self-destructive man who forsakes wealth and comfort to pursue the life of a painter. Drifting from Paris to Marseilles, Strickland eventually settles in Tahiti, takes a mistress, and in spite of poverty and a long, terminal illness, produces his most passionate and mysterious works of art. Loosely based on the life of Paul Gauguin, Maugham's timeless masterpiece is storytelling at its best an insightful work focusing on artistic fixation that propels the artist beyond the commonplace into the selfish realm of genius.

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