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Description - The Painted Veil by W Somerset Maugham

Set in England and Hong Kong in the 1920s, "The Painted Veil" is the story of the beautiful but love-starved Kitty Fane. When her husband discovers her adulterous affair, he forces her to accompany him to the heart of a cholera epidemic, where she is compelled by her awakening conscience to reassess her life and to learn how to love.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780307277770
ISBN-10: 0307277771
Format: Paperback
(182mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - W Somerset Maugham

W. Somerset Maugham was one of the twentieth century's most popular novelists as well as a celebrated playwright, critic, and short story writer. He was born in Paris but grew up in England and served as a secret agent for the British during World War I. He wrote many novels, including the classics Of Human Bondage, The Razor's Edge, Cakes and Ale, Christmas Holiday, The Moon and Sixpence, Theatre, and Up at the Villa.

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