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Oriental Tales: Stories

Oriental Tales: Stories

by Marguerite Yourcenar


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This collection includes: How Wand-fo was Saved, Marko's Smile, The Milk of Death, The Last Love of Princess Genji, The Man Who Loved the Nereids, Our Lady of the Swallows, Aphrodissia; the Widow, Kali Beheaded, The End of Marko Kraljevic, The Sadness of Cornelius Berg, and a Postscript by the Author.

"From China to Japan, the Balkans to India, Oriental Tales addresses love, conquest, betrayal, murder, religion, and passion in an eloquent and exquisite telling."—Kirkus Reviews.

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ISBN-13: 9780374519971
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 10/01/1986
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,034,501
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Marguerite Yourcenar (1903-87) wrote plays, stories, poems, and novels, including the notable Memoirs of Hadrian. She was the first woman to be elected to the Academie Francaise.

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