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The samurai : a novel

Author: Shūsaku Endō
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Harper & Row : Kodansha International, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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In the 17th century, a Japanese trade delegation travels to Mexico accompanied by Father Velasco, a Franciscan missionary acting as interpreter. On the way he converts them, using the argument that this will assure the success of their mission. It doesn't and on their return to Japan they are persecuted for their new faith.
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Genre/Form: Samurai fiction
Novels
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Endō, Shūsaku, 1923-1996.
Samurai.
New York, N.Y. : Harper & Row : Kodansha International, ©1982
(OCoLC)987857499
Named Person: Tsunenaga Hasekura; Tsunenaga Hasekura
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shūsaku Endō
OCLC Number: 8627877
Notes: Translation of: Samurai.
Reprint. Originally published: London : Peter Owen, 1982.
Description: 272 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Samurai.
Responsibility: Shusaku Endo ; translated from the Japanese by Van C. Gessel.

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In the 17th century, a Japanese trade delegation travels to Mexico accompanied by Father Velasco, a Franciscan missionary acting as interpreter. On the way he converts them, using the argument that this will assure the success of their mission. It doesn't and on their return to Japan they are persecuted for their new faith.

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