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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She caught her breath and put her hand on his arm . He followed the direction of
her glance . They stood facing the windows that led out on the verandah . They
were shuttered and the shutters were bolted . They saw the white china knob of ...
She put her hands under Kitty ' s arms and Sister St . Joseph helped her to her
feet . She sank exhausted into the chair . “ I had better shut ... Then the Mother
Superior sat on the side of the chair and took her hand . " Listen , ma chère enfant
She noticed how thin his hand was , it was a fine hand , slender , with long
fingers , but now it was nothing but skin and bone ; it trembled a little : he could
control his face , but his hand betrayed him . " Don ' t mind my crying , ” she said .
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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