The World of Suzie Wong

The World of Suzie Wong

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The World of Suzie Wong is the story of a successful British businessman who decides to try to make it as an artist in Hong Kong instead and falls in love with a teenaged Chinese prostitute. This may seem like an unlikely plot for a great love story but it has been made into a Major Motion Picture, a play, has spawned two unofficial sequels, a documentary and a ballet. The dress she wears is now known as the Suzie Wong dress in America. Robert Lomax, played in the movie by famous actor William Holden, first meets Suzie Wong, played by Nancy Kwan, on the Star Ferry. An artist, he tries to draw her picture but, seeing that, she walks away. He approaches her but she refuses to talk to him. She is pretending to be the daughter of a rich Chinese man. Robert meets Suzie Wong meet on the Star Ferry that carries passengers from Kowloon to Hong Kong. Suzie amuses herself by pretending to be the daughter of a rich Chinese man who owns many houses. She says, "Yes. A virgin. That's me." Finally willing to talk to him, Suzie Wong tells Robert Lomax that she is a virgin. Later this proves to be not entirely true. Later we realize that she was having fun as she is actually a prostitute. Robert sees her later in Hong Kong and tries to approach her. She claims not to recognize him and denies that she has ever seen him before. But, he drew a picture if her, so he looks at the picture and is sure that this is the same girl.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 358 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 20mm | 454g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 4871876144
  • 9784871876148
  • 509,631

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