Up at the Villa
W. Somerset Maugham
Now an enormous movie from united states movies starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Sean Penn, and director Philip Haas (director of Angels and Insects).
In Up on the Villa, W. Somerset Maugham portrays a prosperous younger English lady who reveals herself faced really brutally via the repercussions of whimsy.
On the day her older and wealthy buddy asks her to marry him, Mary Leonard demurs and comes to a decision to put off her answer a couple of days. But using into the hills above Florence on my own that night, Mary bargains a trip to a good-looking stranger. And by surprise, her lifestyles is totally, irrevocably altered.
For this stranger is a refugee of struggle, and he harbors a couple of kind of passion. Before morning, Mary will witness bloodshed, she is going to be pressured to hunt recommendation and the aid of an unsavory guy, and she or he should face the reality approximately her personal yearnings. Erotic, haunting, and maddeningly suspenseful, Up on the Villa is a masterful story of temptation and the capricious nature of destiny.
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