The Pure Land

The Pure Land

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The year is 1858. Thomas Glover is a restless young man with dreams of escaping Aberdeen. Abandoning his childhood sweetheart, he takes a posting as a trader in Japan. Within ten years he amasses a great fortune, learns the ways of the samurai and helps overthrow the Shogun - a rapid rise from lowly shipping clerk to millionaire industrialist. Yet behind Glover's astonishing success lies a man cut to the heart. His love affair with a courtesan - a woman who, unknown to him, would bear him the son for which he had always longed -- would form a tragedy so dramatic as to be immortalized in the story of Madame Butterfly.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 31.75mm | 657.71g
  • ISIS Publishing
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • large type edition
  • 0753177773
  • 9780753177778

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460 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 21% (95)
4 34% (156)
3 30% (136)
2 12% (54)
1 4% (19)
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