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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet

A Novel

By David (David Stephen) Mitchell

BONUS: This edition contains a The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet discussion guide.

The year is 1799, the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor, the Japanese Empire’s single port and sole window onto the world, designed to keep the West at bay. To this place of devious merchants, deceitful interpreters, and costly courtesans comes Jacob de Zoet, a devout young clerk who has five years in the East to earn a fortune of sufficient size to win the hand of his wealthy fiancée back in Holland. But Jacob’s original intentions are eclipsed after a chance encounter with Orito Aibagawa, the disfigured 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 of which will extend beyond Jacob’s worst imaginings.

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Format: Book
Author: Mitchell, David (David Stephen)
Summary: 1799, Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor. Jacob de Zoet, a devout and resourceful young clerk, has 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 of which will extend beyond Jacob's worst imaginings.
Title: The thousand autumns of Jacob De Zoet : a novel / David Mitchell.
Publisher Date: New York : Random House, c2010.
Subject: East and West -- Fiction Trading posts -- Fiction Deshima (Nagasaki-shi, Japan) -- Fiction. Japan -- History -- 1787-1868 -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781400065455 (acid-free paper) 1400065453 (acid-free paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Mitchell, David (David Stephen)
Summary: 1799, Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor. Jacob de Zoet, a devout and resourceful young clerk, has 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 of which will extend beyond Jacob's worst imaginings.
Title: The thousand autumns of Jacob De Zoet : a novel / David Mitchell.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Random House, c2010.
Description: 479 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
Subjects: East and West -- Fiction
Subjects: Trading posts -- Fiction
Subjects: Deshima (Nagasaki-shi, Japan) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Japan -- History -- 1787-1868 -- Fiction.
Notes: Originally published: United Kingdom : Sceptre, 2010.
LCCN: 2009047296
ISBN: 9781400065455 (acid-free paper)
ISBN: 1400065453 (acid-free paper)
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