The Painted Veil
Set in England and Hong Kong in the 1920s, The Painted Veil is the story of the beautiful but love-starved Kitty Fane. When her husband discovers her adulterous affair, he forces her to accompany him to the heart of a cholera epidemic. Stripped of the British society of her youth and the small but effective society she fought so hard to attain in Hong Kong, she is compelled by her awakening conscience to reassess her life and learn how to love.The Painted Veil is a beautifully written affirmation of the human capacity to grow, to change, and to forgive.
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He did not precisely bore her , he left her indifferent . xiv THOUGH Kitty had met
his wife at various 1 tea - parties she had been some weeks in HongKong before
she saw Charles Townsend . She was introduced to him only when with her ...
Townsend , looking down on her with his laughing eyes , suddenly remembered .
" What is she like ? ” he had inquired when his wife told him she had met Dr .
Fane ' s bride . " " Oh , quite a nice little thing . Actressy . " " Was she on the stage
But Mrs . Townsend came into the cabin and with an impulsive gesture took Kitty
in her arms . " Oh , my dear , my dear , I ' m so dreadfully sorry for you . " Kitty
allowed herself to be kissed . She was a little surprised at this effusiveness in a ...
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A rare caseUser Review - Daphne Marigold - Overstock.com
This was a rare case where I liked the movie a lot more than the book. I saw the movie first and was prepared to relish a slow reading of the text. However I realized soon enough that the books ... Read full review
Loved it!!!!!!!!!User Review - Jeni - Borders
Loved it!Very sad!!I was surprised I would since I had never heard of it that I can remember.I was disappointed when I was done.Bought it because I got the dvd(haven't watched yet)and I love to ... Read full review