The Moon and Sixpence.pdf
From the Back Cover
[A] witty, compelling roman à clef...that mock[s] the way the world makes saints of the sinners who are often its best artists. -The Boston Globe
"It is very difficult for a writer of my generation, if he is honest, to pretend indifference to the work of Somerset Maugham.... He was always so entirely there." -Gore Vidal
I confess that when first I made acquaintance with Charles Strickland I never for a moment discerned that there was in him anything out of the ordinary.
W. Somerset Maugham lived in France and England. He died in 1965.
An uncompromising and self-destructive deserts his wife, family, business, and civilization for his art. Shedding harsh light on an artist's ego, Maugham reveals the lengths to which one man will go to focus on his art. Written in 1919, this unforgettable story is timeless in its appeal.