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The Painted Veil - Romantic Fiction - cover

The Painted Veil - Romantic Fiction

W. Somerset Maugham

Publisher: Diamond Book Publishing

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Summary

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, The Painted Veil is a classic story of a woman's spiritual awakening.

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