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An edition of Memoirs of a Geisha (1997)

Memoirs of a geisha

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An edition of Memoirs of a Geisha (1997)

Memoirs of a geisha

  • 3.92 ·
  • 38 Ratings
  • 124 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading
  • 52 Have read
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Publisher
G.K. Hall
Language
English
Pages
699

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A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha. It begins in a poor fishing village in 1929, when, as a nine-year-old girl with unusual blue-gray eyes, she is taken from her home and sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. We witness her transformation as she learns the rigorous arts of the geisha: dance and music; wearing kimono, elaborate makeup, and hair; pouring sake to reveal just a touch of inner wrist; competing with a jealous rival for men's solicitude and the money that goes with it. In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl's virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction--at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful--and completely unforgettable.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Edition Availability
Cover of: Yi ge yi ji no hui yi =
Yi ge yi ji no hui yi =: Memoirs of a geisha
2001, Xi dai shu ban gu fen you xian gong si
in Chinese - 880-02 Di 1 ban.
Cover of: Khaterate yek gisha
Khaterate yek gisha
2001, Kitabkhana Mili Iran
in Persian
Cover of: Memoirs of a geisha
Memoirs of a geisha
2000, Chatto & Windus
in English
Cover of: Memoirs of a geisha
Memoirs of a geisha: a novel
1999, Vintage Books
in English - Vintage contemporaries ed.
Cover of: Memoirs of a geisha
Memoirs of a geisha
1998, G.K. Hall
in English
Cover of: Memoirs of a geisha
Memoirs of a geisha: a novel
1997, Alfred A. Knopf
in English - 1st ed.

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Thorndike, Me

Edition Notes

"G.K. Hall large print core series"--T.p. verso.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3557.O35926 M45 1998, PS3557.O35926M45 199

The Physical Object

Pagination
699 p. (large print) ;
Number of pages
699

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL354045M
Internet Archive
memoirsofgeishal00gold
ISBN 10
0783801459, 0783801467
LCCN
98013744
Library Thing
2704
Goodreads
1006382
847088

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