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The samurai

Author: Shūsaku Endō; Van C Gessel
Publisher: New York : New Directions, 1997.
Series: New Directions paperback, 839; New Directions classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView 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: History
Fiction
Historical fiction
Named Person: Tsunenaga Hasekura; Tsunenaga Hasekura
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shūsaku Endō; Van C Gessel
ISBN: 0811213463 9780811213462
OCLC Number: 36066123
Notes: Originally published. New York : Harper & Row : Kodansha International, 1982.
Description: 272 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: New Directions paperback, 839; New Directions classics.
Other Titles: Samurai.
Responsibility: Shusaku Endo ; translated 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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