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The Moon and Sixpence (original 1919; edition 1977)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486446026, Paperback)
An uncompromising and self-destructive young man 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.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 03 Jan 2013 00:35:37 -0500)
A British stockbroker abandons his wife and career to pursue a simple life as an artist in Tahiti.
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