The Last Samurai

Written By Helen DeWitt
The Last Samurai
  • Publsiher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release : 31 May 2016
  • ISBN : 0811225518
  • Pages : 576 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 20 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Last Samurai written by Helen DeWitt which was release on 31 May 2016, this book published by New Directions Publishing. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Called “remarkable” (The Wall Street Journal) and “an ambitious, colossal debut novel” (Publishers Weekly), Helen DeWitt’s The Last Samurai is back in print at last Helen DeWitt’s 2000 debut, The Last Samurai, was “destined to become a cult classic” (Miramax). The enterprising publisher sold the rights in twenty countries, so “Why not just, ‘destined to become a classic?’” (Garth Risk Hallberg) And why must cultists tell the uninitiated it has nothing to do with Tom Cruise? Sibylla, an American-at-Oxford turned loose on London, finds herself trapped as a single mother after a misguided one-night stand. High-minded principles of child-rearing work disastrously well. J. S. Mill (taught Greek at three) and Yo Yo Ma (Bach at two) claimed the methods would work with any child; when these succeed with the boy Ludo, he causes havoc at school and is home again in a month. (Is he a prodigy, a genius? Readers looking over Ludo’s shoulder find themselves easily reading Greek and more.) Lacking male role models for a fatherless boy, Sibylla turns to endless replays of Kurosawa’s masterpiece Seven Samurai. But Ludo is obsessed with the one thing he wants and doesn’t know: his father’s name. At eleven, inspired by his own take on the classic film, he sets out on a secret quest for the father he never knew. He’ll be punched, sliced, and threatened with retribution. He may not live to see twelve. Or he may find a real samurai and save a mother who thinks boredom a fate worse than death.

The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai
  • Author : Helen DeWitt
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-31
  • Total pages : 576
  • ISBN : 0811225518
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Summary : Called “remarkable” (The Wall Street Journal) and “an ambitious, colossal debut novel” (Publishers Weekly), Helen DeWitt’s The Last Samurai is back in print at last Helen DeWitt’s 2000 debut, The Last Samurai, was “destined to become a cult classic” (Miramax). The enterprising publisher sold the rights in twenty countries, ...

The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai
  • Author : Mark Ravina
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-03-29
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0811225518
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Summary : The dramatic arc of Saigo Takamori's life, from his humble origins as a lowly samurai, to national leadership, to his death as a rebel leader, has captivated generations of Japanese readers and now Americans as well - his life is the inspiration for a major Hollywood film, The Last Samurai, ...

The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai
  • Author : Takanori Tomita
  • Publisher : Takanori Tomita
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 38
  • ISBN : 0811225518
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The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai
  • Author : Warner Brothers
  • Publisher : Liberty Street
  • Release Date : 2003-11-01
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0811225518
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Summary : Presents a guide to the motion picture in which a Civil War veteran travels to Japan to train the emperor's troops, only to be captured by samurai warriors, from whom he learns their code of honor and experiences a spiritual renewal....

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Last Samurai
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0811225518
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Shinsengumi

Shinsengumi
  • Author : Romulus Hillsborough
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-06-25
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0811225518
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Summary : Shinsengumi: The Shogun's last Samurai Corps is the true story of the notorious samurai corps formed in 1863 to arrest or kill the enemies of the Tokugawa Shogun. The only book in English about the Shinsengumi, it focuses on the corps' two charismatic leaders, Kondo Isami and Hijikata Toshizo, both impeccable ...

Oba the Last Samurai

Oba  the Last Samurai
  • Author : Don Jones
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Total pages : 241
  • ISBN : 0811225518
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The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai
  • Author : The Last Samurai
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0811225518
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The Shogun s Last Samurai Corps

The Shogun s Last Samurai Corps
  • Author : Romulus Hillsborough
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0811225518
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Summary : "Power to them meant everything. It was founded on courage, which begot honor. And by this courage and for this honor they fought to the death." The Shogun's Last Samurai Corps tells the thrilling story of the Shinsengumi—the legendary corps of Samurai warriors tasked with keeping order in Kyoto ...

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The Last Samurai
  • Author : Caleb Boatright
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-04-11
  • Total pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0811225518
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Summary : Capt. Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) is an American military officer hired by the Emperor of Japan to train the country's first army in the art of modern warfare. As the government attempts to eradicate the ancient Samurai warrior class in preparation for more Westernized and trade-friendly policies, Algren finds himself ...

Oba

Oba
  • Author : Don Jones
  • Publisher : Jove Publications
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Total pages : 246
  • ISBN : 0811225518
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Summary : Captain Sakae Oba of the Japanese Army refused to accept defeat and continued to harass the American forces on Saipan. When he did surrender, it was on his terms and with honor. This is his story--the story of a courageous man admired by those he warred against....

The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai
  • Author : Michael Giddens
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Total pages : 54
  • ISBN : 0811225518
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Summary : Storyline In the 1870s, Captain Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise), a cynical veteran of the American Civil War, who will work for anyone, is hired by Americans who want lucrative contracts with the Emperor of Japan to train the peasant conscripts for the first standing Imperial Army in modern warfare using ...

The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai
  • Author : Edward Zwick,John Logan,Marshall Herskovitz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 117
  • ISBN : 0811225518
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Summary : Unmarked screenplay, dated SIXTH WHITE DRAFT September 4, 2003. This film starring Tom Cruise as an American military officer hired by the Emperor of Japan to train his soldiers in modern warfare practice was released by Warner Brothers Pictures Dec. 1, 2003....

Oba the Last Samurai

Oba  the Last Samurai
  • Author : Don Jones,Harry A. Gailey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Total pages : 241
  • ISBN : 0811225518
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Summary : In July 1944 the Americans took the island of Saipan, but Captain Sakae Oba of the Japanese Army refused to acknowledge defeat....

The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai
  • Author : Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0811225518
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Summary : Tom Cruise plays Civil War hero Capt. Nathan Algren, who comes to Japan to fight the Samurai and ends up pledging himself to their cause. Ken Watanabe plays Katsumoto, a Samurai leader facing a vanishing way of life, whose destiny becomes intertwined with that of the American captain....