The Painted Veil, is a literary work written by William Somerset Maugham, the book was published in 2007 by the publisher Bruguera.
The Painted Veil plunges us into a story that revolves around Kitty Garstin, a beautiful young woman who lives in Londoner, who at age 25, decided to marry for fear that her younger sister go first by the strict upbringing that his mother gave him, a habit of making wedding by any means to live fully.
However it is hunting with a bacteriologist, a man who is educated, with a solid moral also intelligent, and he loves him but unfortunately she did not. Following that marriage, the two move to Hong Kong where kitty, she meets a man named Charlie Towsen, an English-looking, quite a match for her so simply ends up falling for him, resulting Kitty is unfaithful to her husband. However their adulterous relationships are discovered, but it is also betrayed by her own lover Charlie, however is forced to follow her ex-husband into China, an area severely affected by cholera, but without achieving success in forgiveness, She ends up working on humanitarian projects, issues to be taken to change from within.
Title: The Painted Veil
Author: William Somerset Maugham
Genre: Novela, Romántico