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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... hurrying silently , coolies passed in their ragged blue and they bore a coffin .
She awoke with a start . The bungalow stood half way down a steep hill and from
her window she saw the narrow river below her and opposite , the city . The dawn
It was through this that the coolies came to fetch water from the river and they
hurried to and fro with huge buckets hanging from the yoke on their shoulder ,
splashing the causeway so that it was as wet as though it had heavily rained .
Kitty ' s ...
He came accompanied by an A . D . C . They walked up the hill , the coffin borne
by half a dozen coolies , to a little plot of land where lay buried the missionary
whose place Walter had taken . Waddington had found among the missionary ' s
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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