Level 6: Memoirs of a Geisha

Level 6: Memoirs of a Geisha

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Pearson English Readers bring language learning to life through the joy of reading.



Well-written stories entertain us, make us think, and keep our interest page after page. Pearson English Readers offer teenage and adult learners a huge range of titles, all featuring carefully graded language to make them accessible to learners of all abilities.



Through the imagination of some of the world's greatest authors, the English language comes to life in pages of our Readers. Students have the pleasure and satisfaction of reading these stories in English, and at the same time develop a broader vocabulary, greater comprehension and reading fluency, improved grammar, and greater confidence and ability to express themselves.



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Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 132 x 199 x 6mm | 122g
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 1405882670
  • 9781405882675
  • 216,042

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Pearson English Readers bring language learning to life through the joy of reading.



Well-written stories entertain us, make us think, and keep our interest page after page. Pearson English Readers offer teenage and adult learners a huge range of titles, all featuring carefully graded language to make them accessible to learners of all abilities.



Through the imagination of some of the world's greatest authors, the English language comes to life in pages of our Readers. Students have the pleasure and satisfaction of reading these stories in English, and at the same time develop a broader vocabulary, greater comprehension and reading fluency, improved grammar, and greater confidence and ability to express themselves.



Find out more at english.com/readers
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Review Text

From the earliest times, people have looked up at the stars, the moon and the planets – now, we know more about them than we ever have. Today, people can train to be astronauts, work in space, or join a future mission to Mars. From the earliest times, people have looked up at the stars, the moon and the planets – now, we know more about them than we ever have. Today, people can train to be astronauts, work in space, or join a future mission to Mars.
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"Astonishing . . . breathtaking . . . You are seduced completely." --Washington Post Book World

"Captivating, minutely imagined . . . a novel that refuses to stay shut." --Newsweek

"A story with the social vibrancy and narrative sweep of a much-loved 19th century bildungsroman. . . . This is a high-wire act. . . . Rarely has a world so closed and foreign been evoked with such natural assurance." --The New Yorker "A startling debut.... By turns fairy tale, romance, coming of age and historical first novel, Memoirs of a Geisha is an astounding magic act."
-"Ottawa Citizen
""A fascinating, poignant and entirely believable tale, as delicate, intricate and beautiful as the silk kimonos so central to the story.... Captivating ... lush [and] lyrical.... 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
""A startling act of literary impersonation, a feat of cross-cultural masquerade on the order of Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day.... Golden's description of a kept woman's fleshly epiphanies has the purity of Colette."
-"Vogue
""Cause for celebration.... Rarely has a world so closed and foreign been evoked with such natural assurance.... In the unforgettable Sayuri, Golden has found the heart and matter of a truth that lies beyond detail."
-"The New Yorker
""A truly engrossing story. The reader suffers, triumphs, dreams and doubts with the heroine, all the way through.... Beautifully written."
-"Sunday Express
""Exceptional....This is one of those rare novels that evokes a vanished world with absolute conviction."
-"Daily Mail" "From the Paperback edition."
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About Arthur Golden

Arthur Golden, geboren 1957 in Tennessee, studierte in Harvard Kunstgeschichte mit Schwerpunkt japanischer Kultur und an der Columbia University japanische Geschichte. Danach verbrachte er mehrere Jahre in Japan. Der Roman "Die Geisha" ist sein erstes Buch, zu dem ihn eine alte Geisha inspirierte, eine gute Freundin seiner Großmutter. Über zehn Jahre hat er daran gearbeitet. Der Autor lebt heute mit seiner Frau und zwei Kindern in Brookline, Massachussetts.
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Rating details

248 ratings
4.34 out of 5 stars
5 55% (136)
4 30% (75)
3 11% (27)
2 2% (6)
1 2% (4)
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