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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Some of Maugham ' s heroes defeat respectability , flout convention and manage
to live a life of their own . But his work contains far more victims than heroes , and
most of his characters either succumb to propriety and regret their cowardice ...
I can ' t live without you . Have you no pity for me ? " She could not speak any
more . She wept without restraint . " I don ' t want to be unkind and , Heaven
knows , I don ' t want to hurt your feelings , but I must tell you the truth . ” " It ' s the
ruin of ...
Not with any ill - feeling towards me , but quite naturally , because she was
unwilling to live without me . It is a curious feeling it gives one to know that . It can
' t help meaning something to you . " “ But it ' s loving that ' s the important thing ,
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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