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The last concubine, Lesley Downer

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The last concubine
Title
The last concubine
Statement of responsibility
Lesley Downer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How do you fall in love when your society has no word for it? The Last Concubine is an epic love story closely based on historical events, chronicling 19th century Japan's extraordinary change from a medieval to a modern country. This is the story of a shogun, a princess and the three thousand women of the womena's palace - all of whom really existed - and of the civil war that brought their way of life to an end ...Japan, 1865: the women's palace in the great city of Edo is a sprawling complex much like a middle-eastern harem. Bristling with intrigue and erotic rivalries, the palace is home to three thousand women and only one man - the young shogun. Sachi, a beautiful fifteen-year-old girl, is chosen as his concubine. But Japan is changing. Black Ships have arrived from the West, bringing foreigners eager to add Japan to their colonial empires. As civil war erupts, Sachi flees for her life. Rescued by a rebel warrior, she finds unknown feelings stirring within her; but this is a world in which private passions have no place. Before she dare dream of a life with him, Sachi must unravel the mystery of her own origins. From the timeless beauty of the Women's Palace in Edo to bloody battles fought outside its walls, The Last Concubine is an epic evocation of a country in revolution, and of a young woman's quest to find out who she really is
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
823.92
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Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
The last concubine, Lesley Downer
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Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 479-480)
  • Includes bibliographic references (p.479-480)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
482919
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
480 pages
Isbn
9780593057537
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP482919
  • (OCoLC)181069071
  • 11628076
  • (Nz)11628076

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