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Review:

"A fascinating, poignant and entirely believable tale, as delicate, intricate and beautiful as the silk kimonos so central to the story....This is a luxurious book, every page fat with evocative, beautiful words....If life is a simple stream, Memoirs of a Geisha is a shimmering pebble that makes the water dance." The Toronto Sun

Review:

"A truly engrossing story. The reader suffers, triumphs, dreams and doubts with the heroine, all the way through....Beautifully written." Sunday Express

Review:

"Exceptional....This is one of those rare novels that evokes a vanished world with absolute conviction." Daily Mail

About the Author

Arthur Golden was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was educated at Harvard College, where he received a degree in art history, specializing in Japanese art. In 1980 he earned an M.A. in Japanese history from Columbia University, where he also learned Mandarin Chinese. Following a summer at Beijing University, he worked in Tokyo, and, after returning to the United States, earned an M.A. in English from Boston University. He resides in Brookline, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children.

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Kim Champion, June 10, 2009 (view all comments by Kim Champion)
One of my favorites of all time and I am an avid reader. You become lost in her time, you are there with her throughout this book and it is a touching, sad and wonderful journey through the eyes of one of the most memorable fictional characters ever written about. Very hard to put this one down.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679781585
Translator:
Golden, Arthur S.
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Golden, Arthur S.
Author:
Golden, Arthur
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Geishas
Subject:
Geishas -- Japan -- Fiction.
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Japan History 20th century Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;japan;historical fiction;geisha;novel;romance;historical;women;wwii;history;literature;memoir;20th century;love;japanese;asia;culture;movie;american;war;japanese culture;contemporary fiction;kyoto;biography;drama;asian;made into movie;coming of ag
Subject:
fiction;japan;historical fiction;geisha;novel;romance;historical;women;wwii;history;literature;memoir;20th century;love;japanese;asia;culture;movie;american;war;japanese culture;contemporary fiction;kyoto;biography;drama;asian;made into movie;coming of ag
Subject:
fiction;japan;historical fiction;geisha;novel;romance;historical;women;wwii;history;literature;memoir;20th century;love;japanese;asia;culture;movie;american;war;japanese culture;contemporary fiction;kyoto;biography;drama;asian;made into movie;coming of ag
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
no. 238, <248>.
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.94 in 0.75 lb

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Product details 448 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679781585 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A fascinating, poignant and entirely believable tale, as delicate, intricate and beautiful as the silk kimonos so central to the story....This is a luxurious book, every page fat with evocative, beautiful words....If life is a simple stream, Memoirs of a Geisha is a shimmering pebble that makes the water dance."
"Review" by , "A truly engrossing story. The reader suffers, triumphs, dreams and doubts with the heroine, all the way through....Beautifully written."
"Review" by , "Exceptional....This is one of those rare novels that evokes a vanished world with absolute conviction."
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