W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was an English playwright and writer. He was a popular and prolific author, producing twenty novels, more than two dozen plays, and numerous articles, short stories, and travelogues. In addition to his literary success, Maugham was one of the first writers to make significant earnings from film adaptations and was perhaps the highest-paid author during the 1930s.
The Moon and Sixpence by Somerset Maughamby Somerset Maugham
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THE MOON AND SIXPENCE is loosely based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin. The story is told as a series of glimpses into the life of Charles Strickland, a middle-aged English stock broker who abandons his wife and children in order to pursue a life as a painter first in Paris, and eventually, Tahiti. His magnum opus is painted on the walls of hut in Tahiti, which is burned down by his native wife after his death.
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