Synopses & Reviews
Walter Fane, a bacteriologist stationed in Hong Kong, discovers his beautiful but shallow wife, Kitty, is having an affair. His revenge is strange but terrible: Kitty must accompany him to his new posting in remote mainland China, where a cholera epidemic rages.
About the Author
W. Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874. He began to study medicine in London but quit to focus exclusively on writing. In 1926 he bought a house in Cap Ferrat, France, which was to become a meeting place for a number of writers, artists and politicians. He died in 1965.