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Empress Orchid

Author: Anchee Min
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fictional portrait of the last empress of China follows Orchid, a beautiful teenager from an aristocratic family, who is chosen to become a low-ranking concubine of the emperor and rises to a position of power in the Chinese court.
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Genre/Form: Political fiction
Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Cixi, Empress dowager of China
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anchee Min
ISBN: 0618068872 9780618068876
OCLC Number: 53840288
Description: xiii, 336 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Anchee Min.
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