The bamboo sword - and other samurai tales
Original title: 藤沢周平短編集 (Fujisawa Shûhei tampenshû)
The Bamboo Sword and Other Samurai Tales, a collection of eight short stories, is a work of historical fiction. The stories are set in Edo period Japan (1603-1867) and depict the lives of people from all walks of life, but revolve mainly around samurai characters. The Edo Period was a period of over 250 years of lasting peace in Japanese history. This historical period was full of political upheaval and intrigue, rivalry and betrayals. During this period, the samurai struggled to retain their sense of pride and meaning in life as they attempted to settle into mundane jobs and family life.
Format: 14 x 19,5 cm, 168 pages, Hardcover, Text in English.
Year of publication: 2005
Condition: Freshly published copy.
Article no.: 70782
approx. 350 grams
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