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The Courtesan : a novel in six parts, Alexandra Gambrill Curry

Label
The Courtesan : a novel in six parts
Title
The Courtesan
Title remainder
a novel in six parts
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Gambrill Curry
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The year is 1881. Seven-year-old Jinhua is left an orphan, alone and unprotected after her mandarin father's summary execution for the crime of speaking the truth. For seven silver coins, she is sold to a brothel-keeper and subjected to the worst of human nature. Will the private ritual that is her father's legacy and the wise friendship of the crippled brothel maid be enough to sustain her? When an elegant but troubled scholar takes Jinhua as his concubine, she enters the close world of his jealous first wife. Yet it is Jinhua who accompanies him--as Emissary to the foreign devil nations of Prussia, Austro-Hungary, and Russia--on an exotic journey to Vienna"--Amazon.com
Summary
A fictionalized account of the life of orphan Sai Jinhua who is sold to a brothel keeper in China after her father's death. She then becomes a concubine to a scholar and he takes her on a diplomatic mission to Vienna. She eventually returns to China a changed woman.
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10440387
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 2015
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Courtesans
  • Self-realization in women
  • Orphans
  • Brothels
  • China
  • Vienna (Austria)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel in six parts
Label
The Courtesan : a novel in six parts, Alexandra Gambrill Curry
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Autumn begins -- Art of the bedchamber -- Facing Madam Hong -- Palais Kinsky -- Hall of midsummer dreams -- The concubine's child
Control code
899738249
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9780525955139
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2014047864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
The Courtesan : a novel in six parts, Alexandra Gambrill Curry
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Autumn begins -- Art of the bedchamber -- Facing Madam Hong -- Palais Kinsky -- Hall of midsummer dreams -- The concubine's child
Control code
899738249
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9780525955139
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2014047864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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