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.
Results 1-3 of 38
Don ' t worry your pretty little head about our mysterious visitor . I ' m quite sure it
was the amah . And if there ' s any trouble I guarantee to get you out of it . " " Have
you had a lot of experience ? " His smile was amused and complacent .
And now , throwing back her head wearily , she sighed : “ Oh , I ' m so worthless .
” xlvi THAT evening Walter came back to the bungalow a little earlier than usual .
Kitty was lying on the long chair by the open window . It was nearly dark .
She wore a jacket of pale green silk with tight sleeves that came over her wrists
and on her black hair , elaborately dressed , was the head - dress of the Manchu
women . Her face was coated with powder and her cheeks from the eyes to the ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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