The Painted Veil
WITH THIS BOOK Maugham paints an exquisite portrait of colonial existence in Hong-Kong and in particular the life of Kitty-a shallow, frivolous, spoilt young woman-as she grows in mind, spirit and character through her turbulent involvement with Charles Townsend-a colonial high-flier-her husband, Walter Fane-a brooding, self-possessed scientific officer-and Waddington, the drunken Customs official at the Cholera ridden outpost of Mei-tan-fu.Kitty's journey from a beautiful, vacuous, flighty girl into a loving, complex, and thoughtful woman is an incredible piece of writing, perfectly pitched, gripping, and exquisitely rendered.
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This was a rare case where I liked the movie a lot more than the book. I saw the movie first and was prepared to relish a slow reading of the text. However I realized soon enough that the books ... Read full review
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Loved it!Very sad!!I was surprised I would since I had never heard of it that I can remember.I was disappointed when I was done.Bought it because I got the dvd(haven't watched yet)and I love to ... Read full review