The Resource The courtesan, Alexandra Curry

The courtesan, Alexandra Curry

Label
The courtesan
Title
The courtesan
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Curry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The year is 1881, the era of China's humiliation at the hands of imperialist Europe. Seven-year-old Jinhua is left alone and unprotected. As an orphan, she endures the brutal logic of a brothel-keeper, who puts her to work as a so-called money tree, and she survives the worst of human nature with the friendship and wisdom of the crippled brothel maid. When an elegant but troubled scholar takes Jinhua as his concubine, she leaves both the trauma of brothel life and the comfort of friendship behind and encounters for the first time the tantalizing and elusive notion of Great Love. This is a timeless tale of friendship and sacrifice, temptation and redemption, the story of a woman's journey to discern what is real and abiding, and a book that shines a small light on the large history of China's relations with the West
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Curry, Alexandra
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.U77485
LC item number
C68 2015b
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print historical fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Saijinhua
  • Eighteen eighties
  • Orphans
  • Courtesans
  • Concubinage
  • Culture conflict
  • Diplomacy
  • East and West
  • International relations
  • China
Label
The courtesan, Alexandra Curry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 517-520)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
525 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410483362
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015028175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn912381967
  • (OCoLC)912381967
Label
The courtesan, Alexandra Curry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 517-520)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
525 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410483362
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015028175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn912381967
  • (OCoLC)912381967

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