Painted Veil, The
by Maugham, W Somerset
About This Book
Set in England and Hong Kong in the 1920s, this is the story of the beautiful but love-starved Ktty Fane. When her husband discovers her adulterous affair, he forces her to accompany him to the heart of a cholera epidemic. Stripped of the British society of her youth and the small but effective society she fought so hard to attain in Hong Kong, she is compelled by her awakening conscience to reassess her life and learn how to love.
This beautifully written novel affirms the human capacity to grow, to change and to forgive is by W. Somerset Maugham, one of the most celebrated playwright, critic, novelist and short story writer of the 20th century.
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