The Tower of London: Tales of Victorian London

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Peter Owen, 2005 - Fiction - 240 pages
Soseki’s acutely observed recollections of his unique experience as a Japanese scholar in Victorian London. The spectacle of a Japanese visitor to Victorian London was a rare one, and Natusme Soseki's observations contain unique snaptshots of London life. This new translation provides the perfect introduction to the work of one of the world's greatest authors, accompanied for the first time with a comprehensive critical introduction, and a wry fictional account of a meeting between Soseki and Sherlock Holmes.

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Released in 1910,The Gate is among top Japanese novelist Soseki�s best-known works. A man suddenly abandons his loving wife to enter a life of contemplation in a Zen temple. He goes looking for ... Read full review

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Natsume Sosekiis Japan's most revered writer, whose works continue to attract vast quantities of critical scrutiny and debate. His influence, both on contemporary Japanese authors and throughout East Asia and beyond, has been immense.

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