0816512566 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: A series of picaresque adventures set against the backdrop of a Japan still closed off from the rest of the world, Musui's Story recounts the escapades of samurai Katsu Kokichi. As it depicts Katsu stealing, brawling, indulging in the pleasure quarters, and getting the better of authorities, it also provides a refreshing perspective on Japanese society, customs, economy, and human relationships.
From childhood, Katsu was given to mischief. He ran away from home, once at thirteen, making his way as a beggar on the great trunk road between Edo and Kyoto, and again at twenty, posing as the emissary of a feudal lord. He eventually married and had children but never obtained official preferment and was forced to supplement a meager stipend by dealing in swords, selling protection to shopkeepers, and generally using his muscle and wits.
Katsu's descriptions of loyalty and kindness, greed and deception, vanity and superstition offer an intimate view of daily life in nineteenth-century Japan unavailable in standard history books. Musui's Story will delight not only students of Japan's past but also general readers who will be entranced by Katsu's candor and boundless zest for life.
From the Back Cover: Katsu Kokichi was a low ranking samurai who lived during the last decades of the Tokugawa period of Japan. Upon his retirement he wrote an autobiography that offers modern readers a richly detailed account of daily life in Edo during the early nineteenth century.
Título: Musui's Story: The Autobiography of a ...
Editorial: University of Arizona Press
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción University of Arizona Press. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fair. Nº de ref. de la librería G0816512566I5N00
Descripción Estado de conservación: Acceptable. Book has water damage but is still a usable copy. FAST shipping, FREE tracking, and GREAT customer service! We also offer International and EXPEDITED shipping options. Nº de ref. de la librería 3D7DSF000WKF
Descripción Estado de conservación: Acceptable. Reading copy. May have signs of wear and previous use (scuffs, writing, underlining). Dust jacket may be missing. Nº de ref. de la librería 3IIEN3001MLH
Descripción University of Arizona Press, 1991. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Good. Cover lightly creased and edgeworn. Pen markings in text, however remains in solid reading condition. Pasadena's finest new and used bookstore. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000339766
Descripción University of Arizona Press, c.1989, 1989. paperback, Estado de conservación: Very Good, University of Arizona Press, c.1989, 5th.trade paperbk.prtg., (xxi,176)pp., VG $. Nº de ref. de la librería 82448
Descripción University of Arizona Press. Estado de conservación: Good. Used books may not include access codes or one time use codes. Proven Seller with Excellent Customer Service. Choose expedited shipping and get it FAST. Nº de ref. de la librería CON-146-067
Descripción University of Arizona Press, 1991. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. (NB219 JUL24T7AL) edge/point wear, creasing, light scuffing, no underlining and/or highlighting within. Nº de ref. de la librería 0816512566
Descripción University of Arizona Press. Estado de conservación: Good. All orders ship SAME or NEXT business day. Expedited shipments will be received in 1-5 business days within the United States. We proudly ship to APO/FPO addresses. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Nº de ref. de la librería 42367934
Descripción UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA PRESS, 1991. Trade Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Religion>Eastern Religions>Japanese Religion and Literature. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978081651256024. Nº de ref. de la librería 01978081651256024
Descripción University of Arizona Press, 1991. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0816512566