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The Court Dancer: A Novel

The Court Dancer: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Shin, Kyung-Sook

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Based on a remarkable true story, the New York Times bestselling author of Please Look After Mom brilliantly images the life of Yi Jin, an orphan who would fall under the affections of the Empress and become a jewel in the late Joseon Court. When a novice French diplomat arrives ...for an audience with the Emperor, he is enraptured by the Joseon Dynasty's magnificent culture, then at its zenith. But all fades away when he sees Yi Jin perform the delicate traditional Dance of the Spring Oriole. Though well aware that women of the court belong to the palace, the young diplomat confesses his love to the Emperor, and gains permission for Yi Jin to accompany him back to France. A world away in Belle Epoque Paris, Yi Jin lives a free, independent life, away from the gilded cage of the court, and begins translating and publishing Joseon literature into French with another Korean student. But even in this new world, great sorrow awaits her. Yi Jin's grieving and suffering is only amplified by homesickness and a longing for her oldest friend. But her homecoming was not a happy one. Betrayal, jealousy, and intrigue abound, culminating with the tragic assassination of the last Joseon empress--and the poisoned pages of a book. Rich with historic detail and filled with luminous characters, Korea's most beloved novelist brings a lost era to life in a story that will resonate long after the final page.
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ISBN 9781643132525
Released NZ 31 Dec 2019
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781643132525
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Pegasus Books
Released 31 Dec 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Shin, Kyung-Sook
Category Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 895.734
Weight 320g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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