Easton Press: Maugham: Moon and Sixpence: Gauguin

Easton Press: W. Somerset Maugham: The Moon and Sixpence

Easton Press FULL leather top-of-the-line edition of W.Somerset Maugham's The Moon and Sixpence, Illustrated by Frederic Dorr Steele and Paul Gauguin, one of the COLLECTOR'S LIBRARY OF FAMOUS EDITIONS series, published in 1969. Bound in a Most Elegant deep camel tan Moroccan cowhide, the book has deep burnt orange French moire silk endleaves, satin book marker, hubbed spines, 22 kt. gold gilding on three edges--in Very Good/ near FINE condition---except for minor shelf wear. William Somerset Maugham, who lived from 1874 – 1965, was an English playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era, and reputedly, the highest paid author during the 1930s. Maugham was born in PARIS where his father was a solicitor to the British Embassy. When Maugham was ten years old, following his father's death, he visited an English clergyman who taught William his native language: English. When his mother died suddenly, Maugham was shipped off to England to live with his Uncle near CANTERBURY. After finishing King School, Maugham went to HEIDELBURG, where he studied philosophy and literature. In the fall of 1892, he enrolled in Medical school in London. Fascinated by the people he met, Maugham wrote his first novel, "Lisa of Lambeth" which depicted

W. Somerset Maugham

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