Book Reviews of Mandarin

Author: Robert Elegant
ISBN-13: 9780671451752
ISBN-10: 0671451758
Publication Date: 10/1984
Pages: 645
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Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Paperback
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At the heart of this passionate saga of 19th century China are the love stories of two extraordinary women swept into the flames of war...FRONAH - daughter of a rich Jewish-Chinese merchant, she rebelled against her heritage and plunged into the sinful, dangerous pleasures of European Shanghai...
YENEHALA - out of thousands of the Emperor's concubines, she alone would bear him a son, heir to China's vast fortunes-and its bloody intrigues. Out of the smoking ruins of war, she alone would lead her beloved China to a glorious new destiny.......
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From the Taiping Rebellion to the torching of the Imperial Palaces by Western Hordes, a saga of 19th century China and two women swept into the flames of war.