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An edition of Memoirs of a Geisha (1997)

Memoirs of a geisha

a novel

1st ed.
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This edition was published in by Alfred A. Knopf in New York.

Written in English

434 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
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Sayuri =: Memoirs of a geisha
1999, Bungei Shunjū
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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
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Zikhronoteha shel geishah
1998, Ye1iʻot aḥaronot, Sifre Ḥemed
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Memoirs of a geisha
1998, G.K. Hall
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Memoirs of a geisha: a novel
1997, Alfred A. Knopf
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Memoirs of a geisha.
1997, Chatto & Windus
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Memoirs of a Geisha

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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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Dewey 813/.54

Memoirs of a geisha

a novel

1st ed.

This edition was published in by Alfred A. Knopf in New York.


Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3557.O35926 M45 1997

The Physical Object

Pagination
434 p. :
Number of pages
434

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL710471M
ISBN 10
0375400117
LC Control Number
97074747
OCLC/WorldCat
37689141
Library Thing
2704
Goodreads
523928

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