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The Painted Veil (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 05/04/2001
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Kitty Fane is the beautiful but shallow wife of Walter, a bacteriologist stationed in Hong Kong. Unsatisfied by her marriage, she starts an affair with charming, attractive and exciting Charles Townsend. But when Walter discovers her deception, he exacts a strange and terrible vengeance: Kitty must accompany him to his new posting in remote mainland China, where a cholera epidemic rages... First published to a storm of protest, The Painted Veil is a classic story of a woman's spiritual awakening.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099286875
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Reveals many of Maugham's strengths: an understanding of women, meticulous craftsmanship and raw emotion'" * Daily Mail *
"A work of art" * Spectator *
"An expert craftsman... His style is sharp, quick, subdued, casual" * New York Times *

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“Beautiful book”

This is an absolutely stunning book. I cannot recommend it enough! It charts the relationship between Walter and Kitty Fane living in Hong Kong in the 1920s and at times reminds me of The End of the Affair and On... More

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28th June 2011
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