Memoirs of a Geisha: Penguin Readers Level 6 2nd Edition

Memoirs of a Geisha: Penguin Readers Level 6 2nd Edition

By: Golden, Arthur

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Memoirs of A Geisha" "is an epic drama about the remote and shimmeringly exotic world of Sayuri, one of Japan's most celebrated geishas. The novel has been a beloved bestseller all over the world and is now set to become the major movie event of the year. The film stars Asia's most celebrated movie stars including Zhang Ziyi ("House of Flying Daggers"; "Hero"), Ken Watanabe ("The Last Samurai"), Gong Li ("Raise The Red Lantern"), and Michelle Yeoh ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon").
In this literary tour de force, novelist Arthur Golden enters a remote and shimmeringly exotic world. For the protagonist of this peerlessly observant first novel is Sayuri, one of Japan's most celebrated geisha, a woman who is both performer and courtesan, slave and goddess.
We follow Sayuri from her childhood in an impoverished fishing village, where in 1929, she is sold to a representative of a geisha house, who is drawn by the child's unusual blue-grey eyes. From there she is taken to Gion, the pleasure district of Kyoto. She is nine years old. In the years that follow, as she works to pay back the price of her purchase, Sayuri will be schooled in music and dance, learn to apply the geisha's elaborate makeup, wear elaborate kimono, and care for a coiffure so fragile that it requires a special pillow. She will also acquire a magnanimous tutor and a venomous rival. Surviving the intrigues of her trade and the upheavals of war, the resourceful Sayuri is a romantic heroine on the order of Jane Eyre and Scarlett O'Hara. And Memoirs of a Geisha is a triumphant work - suspenseful, and utterly persuasive.

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Title: Memoirs of a Geisha: Penguin Readers Level 6 2nd Edition

Author Name: Golden, Arthur

Categories: Readers,

Edition: 2nd Edition

Publisher: United Kingdom, Pearson Education Limited: 3/Aug/2009

ISBN Number: 1405882670

ISBN Number 13: 9781405882675

Binding: Paperback

Seller ID: 16667

Description: 120 Contemporary / American English (Available June 2008) Memoirs of a Geisha is one of the great stories of our time. We follow Sayuri's life: her early years in a small fishing village and as a geisha in Gion. And throughout her struggle, we know of her secret love for the only man who ever showed her any kindness - a man who seems to be out of her reach. (ISBN: 9781405882675 - When referring to this item please quote our stock ID: 16667)

Keywords: Secondary Learning,