The Moon and Sixpence - W. Somerset Maugham -1919 Grosset & Dunlap vintage hardback

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Condition: Acceptable: Signs of wear and consistent use. Green cloth stamped in orange and black. Wear to spine ends.  Although securely bound, a few beginning interior pages extend past front board. Corners bumped. Spine faded. See images for the condition of this book.

Blurb:  Based on the life of Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence is W. Somerset Maugham's ode to the powerful forces behind creative genius. 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 leave 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.