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    DescriptionKitty 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.


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    Title
    The Painted Veil
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) W. Somerset Maugham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099286875
    ISBN 10: 0099286874
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 823.912
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    01 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    William Somerset Maugham was born in 1874 and lived in Paris until he was ten. He was educated at King's School, Canterbury, and at Heidelberg University. He spent some time at St. Thomas' Hospital with the idea of practising medicine, but the success of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth, published in 1897, won him over to literature. Of Human Bondage, the first of his masterpieces, came out in 1915, and with the publication in 1919 of The Moon and Sixpence his reputation as a novelist was established. At the same time his fame as a successful playwright and writer was being consolidated with acclaimed productions of various plays and the publication of several short story collections. His other works include travel books, essays, criticism and the autobiographical The Summing Up and A Writer's Notebook. In 1927 Somerset Maugham settled in the South of France and lived there until his death in 1965
    Review quote
    "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