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.
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It's a super nice book!
Deep thoughts about the life of an individual.
Well written fiction
Very easy to read and very entertaining. One of my favorite authors.
"...life isn't long enough for love and art"
A moving story beautifully told.