of Charles Strickland, a conventional stockbroker who abandons his wife and
children for Prais and Tahiti, to live his life as a painter. Whilst his
betrayal of family, duty and honour gives him the freedom to achieve
greatness, his decision leads to an obsession which carries severe
implications. THE MOON AND SIXPENCE is at once a satiric caricature of
Edwardian mores and a vivid betrayal of the mentality of genius.