The Moon and the Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham (Free Audio Book)
Narrated by Termin Dyan
The Moon and the Sixpence is a short novel written by William Somerset Maugham and published in 1919. Maugham based this novel on the life of painter Paul Gauguin. In the story, which is told in an episodic format, the narrator tells the life story of a man named Charles Strickland. Strickland is a family man and has a stable career as a stock broker.
However, his heart appears to be yearning for something different than what life has dealt him with. After mulling it over for a while, Strickland made up his mind and decided to leave everything he built up, his family included, to pursue his passion as an artist. The story then unravels throughout each chapter as he must live with the consequences of his decision and find his one true happiness in life along the road.
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Book versions to buy from Amazon:
Hardcover – April 16, 2007
Paperback – August 27, 2015
Audible – Unabridged
Mass Market Paperback – 1986
MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged
Rag Book – 1941