What are the main episodes in Somerset Maugham's novel 'The Moon and Sixpence?'

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The three distinct parts are chronological, tracing the life of protagonist Charles Strickland:

  • Strickland's domestic life at London, where he has a modest but thriving trade in textiles.
  • Strickland's life at Paris to study art after having abandoned his family and trade in London.
  • After a brief detour at Marseilles,...

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The three distinct parts are chronological, tracing the life of protagonist Charles Strickland:

  • Strickland's domestic life at London, where he has a modest but thriving trade in textiles.
  • Strickland's life at Paris to study art after having abandoned his family and trade in London.
  • After a brief detour at Marseilles, Strickland's departure for Tahiti and his life as a confirmed artist there.

Although not purely biographical, the book takes its inspiration from the life of Paul Gaugin, "French painter, printmaker, sculptor, and ceramicist, with Cézanne and van Gogh the greatest of the Post-Impressionists..."

- from enotes.com/oxford-art-encyclopedia/gauguin-paul

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