A Captive of Love: Founded Upon Bakin's Japanese Romance Kumono Tayema Ama Yo No Tsuki (The Moon Shining Through a Cloud-rift on a Rainy Night)

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Lee and Shepard, 1886 - Japan - 280 pages
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