The Moon and Sixpence – W. Somerset Maugham 1919 | 1st Edition

$80.00

  • Author: W. Somerset Maugham
  • Publisher: George H. Doran, NY, 1919
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes:

First American edition, first printing. Binding tight, boards worn, spine sunned, square, internally fine, unmarked. Good.

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The Moon and Sixpence is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham first published in April 15th, 1919. It is 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 in part based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin.

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