Memoirs Of A Geisha

Arthur Golden

Shelfie Score: 51%

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Publisher: Random House
Pages: 512


This is a seductive and evocative epic on an intimate scale, which tells the extraordinary story of a geisha girl. Summoning up more than twenty years of Japan's most dramatic history, it uncovers a hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation. From a small fishing village in 1929, the tale moves to the glamorous and decadent heart of Kyoto in the 1930s, where a young peasant girl is sold as servant and apprentice to a renowned geisha house. She tells her story many ye...

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Leigha's Little Library

I have read it, but I don't support the buying/reading of this book anymore after I learned about what the author did to the geisha he interviewed for the story.


Bookaxe Characteristics for Memoirs Of A Geisha

Character and Plot:

Characters in depth

Fast-paced plot

Language and Style:

Straight to the point

Language and style central

New Information:

Pure entertainment

Introduces you to new ideas


Explores the darker side of life
Light-hearted and optimistic


No swearing or violence etc
Frequent swearing and violence etc

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