The Painted Veil - W. Somerset Maugham - A Short Summary and Review

A short summary of The Painted Veil:

The callousness of Kitty and her tragic marriage.

My favorite quote from the book:

"If it is necessary sometimes to lie to others, it is always despicable to lie to oneself."

Questions to ponder while reading The Painted Veil:

Would you have married Kitty?

Could you have forgiven Kitty?

My review of The Painted Veil:

Charlie was such a snake.

Kitty was selfish and drove me crazy.

Walter broke my heart.


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