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La Tierra Pura/ The Pure Land [Paperback]

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It is 1858. Thomas Glover is a gutsy 18 year-old who grasps the chance of escape to foreign lands. Within ten years he amasses a great fortune in Japan, learns the ways of the samurai, and, on the other side of the law, brings about the overthrow of the Shogun. Yet beneath Glover's astonishing success lies a man cut to the heart. His love affair with a courtesan - a woman who, would bear him the son for which he had always longed - would form a tragedy so dramatic as to be immortalized in the stories of Madame Butterfly and Miss Saigon. The Pure Land relives in fiction the arc of Glover's true-life rise and fall, and forges a hundred-year saga that culminates in the annihilation of Nagasaki in 1945.

Description in Spanish: En 1858, Thomas Glover, un joven aventurero escocs, acepta un empleo de mercader en Japn. En los siguientes diez aos amasa una gran fortuna, aprende las tradiciones de los samuris y colabora en la destitucin del Sogn. Sin embargo, tras el xito se esconde un hombre que no es feliz. Su historia de amor con una cortesana quedara inmortalizada en la famosa pera Madama Butterfly. Una moderna novela pica, un inolvidable viaje del espritu, La Tierra Pura recrea la trayectoria de la autntica ascensin y declive de la vida de Glover y describe una saga de cien aos que culmina con la destruccin de Nagasaki en 1945.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   464
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.3" Width: 6.2" Height: 1.4"
Weight:   1.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2007
Publisher   Alfaguara Ediciones
ISBN  842047147X  
ISBN13  9788420471471  

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