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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I achieved the result I aimed at , for after I had corrected the proofs , I found all
those ghosts were laid , and neither the people nor the incidents ever crossed my
mind again . The ghosts had their small revenge , however . When Maugham ...
She made up her mind exactly what she was going to say to him and how she
would treat him . She would be kind , smiling , and firm . There was no need for
them to quarrel . Later on she would always be glad to see him . She hoped
It crossed my mind . It had a familiar ring . " There was another silence . " When
you were alone with your husband , ” said Waddington presently , “ I had a talk
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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