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 talked to her always quite casually , of trifling things , as though they were
friendly acquaintances , and there was never anything in his manner to suggest
that he harboured malice in his heart . He never met her eyes and he never
You must love him with all your heart , my dear . He is a saint . ” Kitty smiled and
in her heart sighed . There was only one thing she could do for Walter now and
that she could not think how to . She wanted him to forgive her , not for her sake ...
I was still lost in my anxiety and my reflections , while my cousins , never knowing
the beating of my heart , worked quietly , when suddenly my mother , letting her
tapestry fall and looking at me attentively , said : ' Ah , my dear child , I am very ...
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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