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Princess Masako : Prisoner of the Chrysanthemum Throne - Ben Hills

Princess Masako

Prisoner of the Chrysanthemum Throne

By: Ben Hills

Paperback Published: 1st January 2008
ISBN: 9781585426102
Number Of Pages: 306
For Ages: 18+ years old

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The tragic true story of Japan's Crown Princess-with a new afterword by the author.

It's the fantasy of many young women: marry a handsome prince, move into a luxurious palace, and live happily ever after. But that's not how it turned out for Masako Owada. Ben Hills's fascinating portrait of Princess Masako and the Chrysanthemum Throne draws on research in Tokyo and rural Japan, at Oxford and Harvard, and from more than sixty interviews with Japanese, American, British, and Australian sources-many of whom have never spoken publicly before-shedding light on the royal family's darkest secrets, secrets that can never be openly discussed in Japan because of the reverence in which the emperor and his family are held. But most of all, this is a story about a love affair that went tragically wrong.

The paperback edition will contain a new afterword by the author, discussing the impact this book had in Japan, where it was banned.

ISBN: 9781585426102
ISBN-10: 1585426105
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 8+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 1st January 2008
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.35