The Moon and Sixpence

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The Moon and Sixpence  (1919) 
by William Somerset Maugham

The Moon and Sixpence is a book by William Somerset Maugham based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin. The story is told in episodic form by the first-person narrator as a series of glimpses into the life of the central character, Charles Strickland, a middle aged English stock broker who abandons his wife and children abruptly in order to pursue painting. Excerpted from The Moon and Sixpence on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1965, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 50 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.