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The Painted Veil
  • ISBN: 9780099286875
  • Pages: 240
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Binding: Paperback

The Painted Veil

W. Somerset Maugham

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Kitty Fane is the beautiful wife of Walter, a bacteriologist stationed in Hong Kong. Unsatisfied by her marriage, she starts an affair with the charming, exciting Charles Townsend.

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.

Reviewed by David Gilmour in Slightly Foxed Issue 65.

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