Crippled sixteen-year-old Catalina is the one person unable to join in the festivities of the Feast of the Assumption.
But then she has a vision of the Virgin, and is miraculously cured. In the dark days of the Spanish Inquisition, such a claim to blessedness has serious consequences, especially when Catalina seems more inclined to obey her heart than the demands of the Church.
The last of Maugham's novels, Catalina is a romantic celebration of Spain and a delightfully mischievous satire on absolutism.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 30/05/2001
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099286844