W. Somerset Maugham Message Board

Barry Bundrum posts on 3/31/2009 11:31:12 AM Can anyone identify the Bible verse witheld in the last paragraph of The Moon and Sixpence?
lady_luck posts on 7/13/2007 6:49:00 AM it is called moon and sixpence, because the hero of the story has nothing but inspiration and genialty in his way of showing the world his art. he doesn't have money, and he doesn't care, because his interest is not to be a rich man, but to paint. in two words, he has the moon, for his inspiration, and sixpence to feet himself from a day to another. does my answer satisfy you?
posts on 9/30/2006 12:10:54 AM As for the symbol on most of his books, it is Maugham's personal sigil and he had it placed on everything from hair brushes and shaving kits to his villa in France. It came from a symbol of the Berbers' that Maugham's father brought home with him.

Jinko posts on 2/21/2006 12:14:01 AM I'm wondering how much of "The Moon and Sixpence" is based on Paul Gauguin? How much of it is true about Paul Gauguin?
penny young posts on 11/7/2005 4:44:59 PM What is the symbol on most of his books? I have seen it often and cannot find the significance of it mentioned anywhere.
Anastacia posts on 11/1/2005 9:07:23 AM Could anyone help me and explain to me the title of the book"The moon and Sixpence".Why this title?

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