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V lul pictat Frumoasa Kitty Fane este surprinsa cu alt barbat de sotul ei un renumit medic bacteriolog pe care l insoteste in China coloniala Acesta o va lua cu el intr o zona devastata de holera unde medicul in

  • Title: Vălul pictat
  • Author: W. Somerset Maugham Andrei Bantaș
  • ISBN: 9789734619832
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • Frumoasa Kitty Fane este surprinsa cu alt barbat de sotul ei, un renumit medic bacteriolog pe care l insoteste in China coloniala Acesta o va lua cu el intr o zona devastata de holera, unde medicul incearca sa combata efectele teribilei maladii O calatorie in timpul careia tanara femeie se va confrunta cu aspecte ale vietii ce i fusesera total necunoscute pana atunci, ajFrumoasa Kitty Fane este surprinsa cu alt barbat de sotul ei, un renumit medic bacteriolog pe care l insoteste in China coloniala Acesta o va lua cu el intr o zona devastata de holera, unde medicul incearca sa combata efectele teribilei maladii O calatorie in timpul careia tanara femeie se va confrunta cu aspecte ale vietii ce i fusesera total necunoscute pana atunci, ajungand astfel sa se descopere pe sine insasi, dar si pe cel ce i este tovaras de viata Romanul a fost transpus cinematografic in 1934, Greta Garbo intruchipand o pe Kitty Fane Noua ecranizare, din 2006, ii are in rolurile principale pe Naomi Watts si Edward Norton.

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    1. It had been a long time since I read one of the classics. When I saw 'The Painted Veil' on sale at Audible, I thought it would be a nice change of pace. I wasn't wrong. This book proved to be far better than I expected.'The Painted Veil' is set in England and China, taking place in the 1920's. It is a story of love, betrayal, revenge and redemption. I definitely wasn't prepared for some of the twists and turns that this story took, but I enjoyed every minute.Kitty Fane moved to Hong Kong with he [...]

    2. Resentment's PresentimentThe time will come / When you'll be blue / Your cheatin' heart will tell on youHank Williams, 1952You'll look for me but baby I'll be gone.This is all I gotta say to you woman: Your time is gonna comeLed Zeppelin, 1969The English word "resent" or "resentment" comes from the Old French resentir, meaning to "feel again, feel in turn" (13c.) That is, to replay, feeling again and again, the thoughts and emotions arising from a negative event that's already happened. For exam [...]

    3. This is so good.The Painted Veil, first published in 1925, is now considered a classic. That fact - combined with the cover, description and the reviews - had me switching into classic-reading mode. That might sound like I've gone a bit mad, but I mean that I approach classics with a different frame of mind and a greater tolerance for slow-moving plots, airy-fairy language and characters I cannot relate that much to. You know what I mean, you cannot expect fast-paced action if you want to apprec [...]

    4. This short masterpiece tells of love, betrayal, and a search for real meaning in life. Kitty is an attractive middle class Brit. The only real future for her is to marry well. But when she finds none of her suitors quite up to her hopes, and with her younger sister becoming engaged, she succumbs to the pressure and agrees to marry Walter, a man who adores her, but whom she finds boring. He takes her with him to Hong Kong where he works as a bacteriologist.There is much here about class. One hero [...]

    5. The original review was deleted by GR. This book is about the time when society women didn’t work, especially not in the hot and fetid colonies, and this was set in Hong Kong. They sat at home and painted their nails and dreamed of love in the afternoon and sometimes they did it too. Kitty did, she had an affair and her husband found out. He was a good man, as she was to find out, but once crossed, his soul was dark with thoughts of the ultimate revenge – death, either socially or in reality [...]

    6. I literally devoured this short novel by Maugham. This was my second meeting with the author and certainly not the last. We met Kitty who married Walter Fane, more for a husband than by real affection. Walter is a man who does not speak much, feeling even less. The novel is centered on Kitty, about his feelings. And the least we can say is that at first, she is not really friendly. She is futile and selfish. This gene does not deceive her husband and she imagines that Townsend will accept withou [...]

    7. I'll start by saying that I had seen the movie before finding out that it was based on a book. And oh! how much I loved it! The casting was superb and I felt the chemistry between the main characters. Even now, I watch the movie every once in a while.Then I found out there was the original book and I had to read it. After postponing it for quite some time, I finished reading it yesterday. Although the movie took some liberties from the book, I liked the latter, too.Meet Kitty, a spoiled, self-ab [...]

    8. Jedna od meni najdražih Momovih knjiga Potpuno zanemarena kod domaćih izdavača Po ovom romanu snimljen je i divan film Pokušavala sam godinama da animiram srpske izdavače da ga objavljuju, ali oni su jurili samo hitove sa bestseler lista Ali ne gubim nadu :)

    9. The Painted Veil is a remarkable golden oldie. Published in 1925 for the first time, it had slightly different approach to stories in the sense that the author punched a good story into 246 pages and said more with his economy of words, than 1000+-page novels. FROM THE BLURB:Less known than his masterpiece Of Human Bondage, this 1925 Somerset Maugham novel rips at your emotions with its portrayal of an adulterous wife. When the bacteriologist husband of Kitty Fane learns of her infidelity, he fo [...]

    10. I agree whole-heartedly with other reviewers -- the movie was better! I saw the movie first and loved it. It is a brilliant and beautiful love story -- and who can resist Edward Norton's stoic, yet smoldering interpretation of Walter. You can appreciate the movie better once you read the book and get to know the characters as they were originally intended. The movie does a good job of interpreting those characters honestly and uses dialogue verbatim from the book. But, in the movie, Walter and K [...]

    11. So I assume you have read the book description and know approximately what the book is about. This description ends with the words: "The Painted Veil is a beautifully written affirmation of the human capacity to grow, to change, and to forgive." Well, I would say that this can certainly be debated! This is an ideal book for a book club; there is much that can be discussed. Views will differ. Some people find this book a huge disappointment. Others like it very much. So how do you go about decidi [...]

    12. There is something infinitely fascinating to me about stories like this - a clever, passionate man falling in love with a pretty but fickle woman who, he knows, will never understand and appreciate his worth, and yet, he can't resist. This is why I have always obsessed over Gone With the Wind and enjoyed reading The Painted Veil once again.I still can't decide if I like the novel or the latest movie adaptation more.The movie gives food to my romantic what-could-have-been fantasies. But I can't n [...]

    13. There’s something so affecting about tragedy created by social mores – tragedy that only exists because it’s born in a certain place and a certain time. While reading this book I just kept thinking, what if? What if women were allowed to seek their own status and power and weren’t completely dependent on that of their husbands? What if girls weren’t isolated but allowed to travel and gain experience or an education? What if marriage were optional? What if divorce were a simple thing? B [...]

    14. الخيانة ذنب ثقيل لا يطهرها الا العمل الجماعى و انكار الذات و مساعدة الغير حتى لو كان فى أرض الوباء حيث نتطهر من ذنوبنا بوضع أرواحنا على كف الرحمن

    15. A rare instance when the movie is a lot better than the book. The movie is lovely. The book was just okay.

    16. Maugham handles language beautifully, telling the nice, compact story of a vacuous socialite who doesn't take life serious enough and finds herself in a very serious situation. His economy of word fails his purpose only once, but it is an important failure and mars The Painted Veil in a way that diminishes it enough to keep it from attaining the echelon of "masterpiece" status. Our heroine Kitty's transformation (view spoiler)[her admission of her own worthlessness, willingness to admit it to an [...]

    17. O Véu de EntrelinhasQue dizer sobre este livro?!Vou dedicar-lhe algumas linhas e - inspirada pelo título - um véu de entrelinhas:Aqui há Ele, Ela e Cólera!Cólera emocional e Cólera real.Há falso amor, paixão, traição e vingança.E há crescimento e um final irritante que castigo roubando-lhe uma estrela!Mas enfim admito que adorei! ;)Nota: os mais curiosos, i.e. , os interessados em saber a que crescimento me refiro, podem passar à próxima Review.Quanto aos restantes, sugiro que fiq [...]

    18. A casual read, that turned into a thoroughly enjoyable experience!I only had this book because of my late Aunt, whose shelves were every bit as overflowing with books as my own. I'd obviously heard of the author, but really wasn't familiar with his style, so went in with no expectations whatsoever. Oh my gosh, what a pleasant surprise to find out that it was utterly fantastic. It's about Kitty, a young woman who has somehow found herself married to a man she's not even fond of, much less in love [...]

    19. Qué difícil hacer una reseña cuando no te salen las palabras! A veces, al terminar de leer un libro, descubres que parte de los sentimientos que te ha generado la historia aún están en tu interior, como una fina cortina que se mece bajo una corriente invisible de aire. Y es entonces cuando tienes que desgranar esas emociones y cuando te quedas sin palabras; vacía, aún cuando la brisa aún sopla en tu interior.Pues bien, dicho esto, poco más puedo decir: sencillamente es una historia herm [...]

    20. the painted veil is the veil of illusion beautifully written novel, a story of love, infidelity, and the ability to change and forgivelove is so strange, causing serious suffering sometimesa quiet, educated, committed man fall in love with a beautiful woman who has no affection for hima woman he realizes her vanity and superficiality, but yet still wants to marry herKitty Fane the heroine was not a likeable character at all at the beginningbut her gradual change and awareness of herself and her [...]

    21. I was so ready to fall head over heels for this book. I’ve always liked the 2006 movie and I just had no doubt in my mind this Maugham book sitting there in my shelf, beckoning, was just a thousand times better. I knew it in my bones this would be amazing.Now that I’m finished I suppose I would be a gigantic liar if I said I’m not at least a little disappointed. And it’s definitely the movie’s fault. If I had never watched it, I’m sure I would have liked this book a million times bet [...]

    22. Когато петите на удавника докоснат пясъчното дъно, той неистово се бори да достигне отново повърхността. Когато пред теб няма път, започваш да се оглеждаш за път по-трескаво от всякога. Когато си достигнал до края, се завръщаш към началото.„Цветният воал“ е роман за прогле [...]

    23. What do you do when you discover that the wife you love despite the fact that she is shallow as hell and obviously despises you is having an affair? For Walter Fane, a bacteriologist working in early-twentieth-century colonial Hong Kong, the choice is easy. Either he will divorce his wife, which will disgrace her and leave her destitute (she was never taught to work or be independent, having always been expected to make a brilliant marriage), or, as a penance, she will have to accompany him on a [...]

    24. I've always been amazed at the effort the British took to maintain their aristocratic traditions in their distant colonies. The Painted Veil a beautifully written story about a young wife, Kitty Fane, who is brought to Hong Kong by her doctor husband in the 1920's. She doesn't love her husband so she soon falls in love and begins an affair with her husbands superior. It's the story of how one-sided relationships can lead to heartbreak for everyone involved. This is a sad and tragic story but sti [...]

    25. Η Κίττυ είναι ένα κορίτσι άμυαλο και επιπόλαιο.Δεν φταίει μονο αυτή γι'αυτό.Φταιει η ανατροφή της και μια κοινωνία που θέλει απο τα κορίτσια μόνο να τυλίξουν τον σωστό γαμπρό αλλιώς δεν αξίζουν τίποτα.Η Κίττυ αναγκάζεται να παντρευτεί τον Γουόλτερ απο πανικό μήπως μείνει σ [...]

    26. There's just so much to take in with this book that I hardly know where to begin. At first, the story of the feckless Kitty Fane reads so simplistically that I seriously wondered why Maugham was considered the brilliant writer that he was. It wasn't until Kitty and Walter began their tranformative journey to Mei-tan-fu that I began to sense why this is such a beloved book, in spite of the fact that Maugham creates and sets up two of the least lovable/admirable main characters since Kathy and Hea [...]

    27. I’m quite stingy when it comes to rating books and normally would not give more than 4 stars, even for a book I thoroughly enjoyed. However, in the case of W. Somerset Maugham’s classic The Painted Veil, the first thought that came into my head after finishing the book is that this is a masterpiece that absolutely deserves nothing less than 5 stars!The entire book is beautifully and tightly written, using what I would categorize as “classical” language, but in a style that is simple and [...]

    28. Set in 1920's England and Hong Kong, this sad classic tale tells the story of an extremely vain and spoiled young Kitty Fane who doesn't appreciate the love of a good husband until it's too late, but learns about love and forgiveness in the end. A really good book.

    29. Lovely. No idea why it was called "The Painted Veil" though. Ain't no painted veil in this book! I looked!

    30. I read this as an audiobook, right after The Abstinence Teacher and Special Topics in Calamity Physics, both of which were so poorly written I couldn't finish them. Coming into Somerset Maughm's lucid prose was like being let out of a cage.

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