169717

9780816512560

Musui's Story The Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai

Musui's Story The Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai
$20.86
$3.95 Shipping
  • Condition: New
  • Provider: LightningBooks Contact
  • Provider Rating:
    84%
  • Ships From: Multiple Locations
  • Shipping: Standard, Expedited (tracking available)
  • Comments: Fast shipping! All orders include delivery confirmation.

   30-day money back guarantee
$6.94
$3.95 Shipping
List Price
$19.95
Discount
65% Off
You Save
$13.01

  • Condition: Very Good
  • Provider: eCampus Contact
  • Provider Rating:
    84%
  • Ships From: Lexington, KY
  • Shipping: Standard, Expedited
  • Comments: May contain some highlighting. We select best copy available. - Reprint Edition - Paperback - ISBN 9780816512560

   30-day money back guarantee

Ask the provider about this item.

Most renters respond to questions in 48 hours or less.
The response will be emailed to you.
Cancel
  • ISBN-13: 9780816512560
  • ISBN: 0816512566
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Publisher: Univ of Arizona Pr

AUTHOR

Katsu, Kokichi

1 Customer Product Reviews

SUMMARY

A series of picaresque adventuresset against the backdrop of a Japan still closed off from the rest of the world,Musui's Storyrecounts the escapades of samurai Katsu Kokichi. As it depicts Katsu stealing, brawling, indulging in the pleasure quarters, and getting the better of authorities, it also provides a refreshing perspective on Japanese society, customs, economy, and human relationships. From childhood Katsu was given to mischief. He ran away from home, once at thirteen, making his way as a beggar on the great trunk road between Edo and Kyoto, and again at twenty, posing as the emissary of a feudal lord. He eventually married and had children but never obtained official preferment and was forced to supplement a meager stipend by dealing in swords, selling protection to shopkeepers, and generally using his muscle and wits. Katsu's descriptions of loyalty and kindness, greed and deception, vanity and superstition offer an intimate view of daily life in nineteenth-century Japan unavailable in standard history books.Musui's Storywill delight not only students of Japan's past but also general readers who will be entranced by Katsu's candor and boundless zest for life.Katsu, Kokichi is the author of 'Musui's Story The Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai', published 1991 under ISBN 9780816512560 and ISBN 0816512566.

[read more]

Average customer review

1 Customer Product Reviews

5 Star
60% Complete
4 Star
40% Complete
3 Star
30% Complete
2 Star
10% Complete
1 Star
00% Complete
 By {{post.name|unescape}}

{{post.questionOneAnswer|unescape}} {{post.questionTwoAnswer|unescape}}

[read more]

Questions about purchases?

You can find lots of answers to common customer questions in our FAQs

View a detailed breakdown of our shipping prices

Learn about our return policy

Still need help? Feel free to contact us

View college textbooks by subject
and top textbooks for college

The ValoreBooks Guarantee

The ValoreBooks Guarantee

With our dedicated customer support team, you can rest easy knowing that we're doing everything we can to save you time, money, and stress.