The Painted Veil by Somerset Maugham

This is the meanest book I’ve read in a long time. The Painted Veil opens with a husband arriving home early to find his wife, Kitty, the main character, in bed with his boss.  He does not confront the two lovers, but he later forces Kitty to either leave Hong Kong with him for the remote, Cholera ridden town of Mei-tan-fu or convince her lover to marry otherwise  he … Continue reading The Painted Veil by Somerset Maugham