The Painted Veil Author:W. Somerset Maugham Kitty Fane fell in love for the first time two years after she married Dr. Walter Fane. It was an ecstatic, passionate, violent love, and the man was not her husband. — Her lover, Charles Townsend, was also married. Kitty worshipped him. And, at least at first, they managed their affair with skill and caution. — But Dr. Fane found out. Quietly he ... more »gathered complete proof. Then, just as quietly, he offered Kitty Fane a choice of dramatic alternatives.
What her choice was and what it did to her life and character is the story Maugham tells - a novel that has become a modern classis.« less