The Painted Veil
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Hard cover - excellent condition
One volume in a five volume set from the Complete Works of W. Somerset Maugham, comprising:
.. The Razor's Edge
.. Creatures of Circumstance
.. Of Human Bondage
.. The Painted Veil
.. The Moon and Six Pence
Individual volumes are priced at $15 each or, while available, all 3 volumes can be purchased for the one price of $60.
"The Painted Veil" by W. Somerset Maugham is a compelling novel that explores the themes of love, redemption, and self-discovery. Set in 1920s China, the story revolves around Kitty Fane, a young and restless woman trapped in a loveless marriage. When Kitty embarks on an affair, her husband, Walter, confronts her and offers her a choice: accompany him to a remote village suffering from a cholera outbreak or face the consequences of her infidelity. As Kitty grapples with her own shortcomings and confronts the harsh realities of her choices, she undergoes a transformative journey of self-reflection and growth. Maugham masterfully portrays the complexities of human emotions and the consequences of our actions, highlighting the power of compassion, forgiveness, and the potential for personal redemption. "The Painted Veil" stands as a poignant exploration of the complexities of relationships and the possibilities for growth and change, even in the most challenging circumstances.
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