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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. Several
... 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 Catalina and ...
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