Imperial Woman Author:Pearl S. Buck "This one I choose," said the Emperor. Boldly the seventeen year old girl, picked to join more than a hundred royal concubines, looked into the eyes of the man whose favor meant luxury, possibly power-perhaps even love. — Tzu Hsi, the chosen concubine, became part of the decadent splendor of China's Forbidden City. In little more than a year sh... more »e was on the road to supreme power.
Here for the first time is the full pageant of this exotic woman's life-a rich and dramatic story of lust and intrigue, passion and cruelty, told by a great and brilliant novelist.« less