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The thousand autumns of Jacob De Zoet

Author: David Mitchell
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2011.
Series: Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : Fiction : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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The year is 1799, the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor, the Japanese Empire's single port and sole window onto the world, and a de facto prison for the dozen foreigners permitted to live and work there. Here Jacob de Zoet, a devout and resourceful young clerk, has five years to earn a sufficient fortune to win the hand of his wealthy fiancée back in Holland. But Jacob's intentions are eclipsed after a chance  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Mitchell
ISBN: 9781410433121 1410433129
OCLC Number: 660804996
Description: 841 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice.
Responsibility: David Mitchell.

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The year is 1799, the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor, the Japanese Empire's single port and sole window onto the world, and a de facto prison for the dozen foreigners permitted to live and work there. Here Jacob de Zoet, a devout and resourceful young clerk, has five years to earn a sufficient fortune to win the hand of his wealthy fiancée back in Holland. But Jacob's intentions are eclipsed after a chance encounter with the daughter of a samurai doctor. (Bestseller).

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