The Painted Veil

The Painted Veil

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/04/2001
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Kitty Fane is the beautiful but shallow wife of Walter, a bacteriologist stationed in Hong Kong. Unsatisfied by her marriage, she starts an affair with charming, attractive and exciting Charles Townsend. But when Walter discovers her deception, he exacts a strange and terrible vengeance: Kitty must accompany him to his new posting in remote mainland China, where a cholera epidemic rages...

First published to a storm of protest, The Painted Veil is a classic story of a woman's spiritual awakening.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099286875
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 170g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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The Painted Veil
Beautiful book
This is an absolutely stunning book. I cannot recommend it enough! It charts the relationship between Walter and Kitty Fane living in Hong Kong in the 1920... READ MORE
Lexie Lannon
The Painted Veil
Highly Recommended
Brillantly written and an enaging story of two ill matched married people. She has had an affair with another man, who is married also. But doesn't live up... READ MORE