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In 1919 , Maugham published The Moon and Sixpence , a novel suggested by
the life of the painter Gauguin , and in 1925 he published The Painted Veil , a
novel with a contemporary Chinese setting , but based on an incident in Dante .
... but it is also the style of a man who has an ear for the flow and fall of a
sentence , and occasionally there is a metaphor or a simile which stays in the
mind . In the cholera epidemic in The Painted Veil , death is said to stand round
the corner ...
Of Maugham's other novels , The Moon and Sixpence , The Painted Veil and The
Razor's Edge are the most successful , although all three of them tend to
alternate between masterly scenes and moments of glibness . But then even
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