The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet free pdf The year is 1799, the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor, the high-walled, fan-shaped artificial island that is the Japanese Empire s single port and sole window onto the world, designed to keep the West at bay- the farthest outpost of the war-ravaged Dutch East Indies Company- and a de facto prison for the dozen foreigners permitted to live and work there. To this place of devious merchants, deceitful interpreters, costly courtesans, earthquakes, and typhoons comes Jacob de Zoet, a devout and resourceful young clerk who has five years in the East to earn a fortune of sufficient size to win the hand of his wealthy fiancee back in Holland. But Jacob s original intentions are eclipsed after a chance encounter with Orito Aibagawa, the disfigured daughter of a samurai doctor and midwife to the city s powerful magistrate. The borders between propriety, profit, and pleasure blur until Jacob finds his vision clouded, one rash promise made and then fatefully broken. The consequences will extend beyond Jacob s worst imaginings. As one cynical colleague asks, Who ain t a gambler in the glorious Orient, with his very life? A magnificent mix of luminous writing, prodigious research, and heedless imagination, "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet"is the most impressive achievement of its eminent author."

About Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Honorary Consultant an

David Mitchell is the award-winning and bestselling author of "The Bone Clocks, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Black Swan Green, Cloud Atlas, Number9Dream, "and" Ghostwritten." Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Mitchell was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by "Time" in 2007. With KA Yoshida, Mitchell translated from the Japanese the internationally bestselling memoir "The Reason I Jump." He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children. "From the Hardcover edition."

Details Book

Author : Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Honorary Consultant an
Publisher : Vintage Books Canada
Data Published : 08 March 2011
ISBN : 0676979300
EAN : 9780676979305
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 512 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet free pdfThe Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

    The year is 1799. the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor. the high-walled. fan-shaped artificial island that is the Japanese Empire s single port and sole window onto the world. designed to keep the West at bay- the farthest outpost of the war-ravaged Dutch East Indies Company- and a de facto prison for the dozen foreigners permitted to live and work there..


  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet free pdfThe Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller. from the author of CLOUD ATLAS and THE BONE CLOCKS. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010 In your hands is a place like no other: a tiny. man-made island in the bay of Nagasaki..


  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet free pdfThe Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet

    THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER David Mitchell's novels have captivated critics and readers alike. as his Man Booker shortlistings and Richard


  • The Ladder of Jacob free pdfThe Ladder of Jacob

    The biblical story of Jacob and his children must have troubled ancient readers. By any standard. this was a family with problems. Jacob's oldest son Reuben is said to have slept with his father's concubine Bilhah..


  • Jacob the Mutant free pdfJacob the Mutant

    Conceived of as a set of fragmentary manuscripts from an unpublished Joseph Roth novel. "Jacob the Mutant" is a novella in a perpetual state of transformation -- a story about a man named Jacob..


  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet free pdfThe Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

    . The year is 1799, the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor, the high-walled, fan-shaped artificial island that is the Japanese Empire s single port and sole window onto the world, designed to keep the We