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Viewing Entry - The moon and sixpence (E12368)
by Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset).

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TitleThe moon and sixpence
Author / Responsible partyMaugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset).
GenrePsychological fiction.
TopicsPsychological fiction. Painters -- Fiction. Gauguin, Paul, -- 1848-1903 -- Fiction. England -- Fiction. Tahiti -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


This story 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.

Additional Information

System control numberE12368
Original Print PublisherLondon : William Heinemann Ltd., 1919
Narrator NameMichael Page.
Participant or performer noteMichael Page.
Narrators GenderMale narrator