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The Resource The court dancer, Kyung-Sook Shin ; translated by Anton Hur

The court dancer, Kyung-Sook Shin ; translated by Anton Hur

Label
The court dancer
Title
The court dancer
Statement of responsibility
Kyung-Sook Shin ; translated by Anton Hur
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
Based on a remarkable true story, the New York Times bestselling author of Please Look After Mom brilliantly images the life of Yi Jin, an orphan who would fall under the affections of the Empress and become a jewel in the late Joseon Court. When a novice French diplomat arrives for an audience with the Emperor, he is enraptured by the Joseon Dynasty's magnificent culture, then at its zenith. But all fades away when he sees Yi Jin perform the delicate traditional Dance of the Spring Oriole. Though well aware that women of the court belong to the palace, the young diplomat confesses his love to the Emperor, and gains permission for Yi Jin to accompany him back to France. A world away in Belle Epoque Paris, Yi Jin lives a free, independent life, away from the gilded cage of the court, and begins translating and publishing Joseon literature into French with another Korean student. But even in this new world, great sorrow awaits her. Yi Jin's grieving and suffering is only amplified by homesickness and a longing for her oldest friend. But her homecoming was not a happy one. Betrayal, jealousy, and intrigue abound, culminating with the tragic assassination of the last Joseon empress--and the poisoned pages of a book. Rich with historic detail and filled with luminous characters, Korea's most beloved novelist brings a lost era to life in a story that will resonate long after the final page
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Cataloging source
TOH
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Sin, Kyŏng-suk,
Dewey number
895.73/5
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Korean
LC call number
PL992.73.K94
LC item number
Y5313 2018
Literary form
novels
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Hur, Anton,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Korea
  • Man-woman relationships
Label
The court dancer, Kyung-Sook Shin ; translated by Anton Hur
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on a true story
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9781681777870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1033567850
  • (OCoLC)1033567850
  • 2380419
Label
The court dancer, Kyung-Sook Shin ; translated by Anton Hur
Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on a true story
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9781681777870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1033567850
  • (OCoLC)1033567850
  • 2380419

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