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Memoirs of a geisha

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This edition was published in by G.K. Hall in Thorndike, Me.

Written in English

699 pages

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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2005, Random House Large Print
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Khaterate yek gisha
2001, Kitabkhana Mili Iran
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Memoirs of a geisha
2000, Chatto & Windus
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Memoirs of a geisha: a novel
1999, Vintage Books
in English - Vintage contemporaries ed.
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Sayuri =: Memoirs of a geisha
1999, Bungei Shunjū
in Japanese
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Wyznania gejszy
1999, Albatros
in Polish
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Memoirs of a geisha: a novel
1999, Vintage Canada
in English - 1st Vintage Canada ed.
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Memoirs of a Geisha
1999, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
eBook in English
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Zikhronoteha shel geishah
1998, Ye1iʻot aḥaronot, Sifre Ḥemed
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Memoirs of a geisha
1998, G.K. Hall
in English
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Memoirs of a geisha: a novel
1997, Alfred A. Knopf
in English - 1st ed.
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Memoirs of a geisha.
1997, Chatto & Windus
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Memoirs of a Geisha

First published in 1997



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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.

Classifications

Dewey 813/.54

Memoirs of a geisha

This edition was published in by G.K. Hall in 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

The Physical Object

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

ID Numbers

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

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