The Moon and SixpenceBook - 2000
Charles Strickland is a staid banker, a man of wealth and privilege. He is also a man possessed of an unquenchable desire to create art. As Strickland pursues his artistic vision, he leaves London for Paris and Tahiti, and in his quest makes sacrifices that leaves the lives of those closest to him in tatters. Through Maugham's sympathetic eye Strickland's tortured and cruel soul becomes a symbol of the blessing and the curse of transcendent artistic genius, and the cost in humans lives it sometimes demands.
Publisher: New York :, Vintage International,, 2000
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
Call Number: F MAUGHAM
Characteristics: 280 pages ; 21 cm