The Painted Veil

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Divested of the British society of her youth and the small but efficient society, she struggled so hard to reach Hong Kong, Kitty Fane, a beautiful yet love-starved woman, is compelled by her rousing moral sense to re-evaluate her life and learn how to love.

What makes this book stand out?

The Painted Veil is a beautifully written assertion of the human capacitance to grow, to change, and to forgive.

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This short masterpiece tells of love, treachery, and a search for real substance in life.

Don't read it for

The movie, based on the same plot, is a good deal better than the book. The movie is lovely. The book was just okay.

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