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✅ Manchu Author Robert S. Elegant – Eiyo.us

Manchu This Novel Transports The Reader Back To The Savagery And The Passion, To The Opulence And Sensuality, And To The Great Adventure Of The Last Days Of A Dying Dynasty.

<PDF / Epub> ✅ Manchu  Author Robert S. Elegant – Eiyo.us
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 608 pages
  • Manchu
  • Robert S. Elegant
  • English
  • 26 March 2018
  • 0449244458

    10 thoughts on “ ✅ Manchu Author Robert S. Elegant – Eiyo.us


  1. says:

    4 starsReaders must remember that this book was written in 1984, before some of therecent upgrades in attitudes towards women Women in China have always and still have a problem with male attitudes The portrait of a woman as subservient would be evenapplicable back in the 17th Century than even now This is an exciting book about China, albeit somewhat condescending regarding an Englishman coming to the rescue, as per usual in these types of books The ruling Ming dynasty is be 4 starsReaders must remember that this book was written in 1984, before some of therecent upgrades in attitudes towards women Women in C...


  2. says:

    Bogs down in some places, and I just somehow could not warm up to the central character, but the background was painted in lush words that made me keep reading just for that.


  3. says:

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I already was familiar with Robert Elegant having read his articles on Asia in Newsweek and the Los Angeles Times over the years This book is a reissue What I also didn t realize is that it s part of a trilogy Manchu is the first novel, followed by Mandarin, then Dynasty A huge commitment if you are so inclined.If you like historical fiction as I do and especially that on Asia here, in particular, China , this may be the I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I already was familiar with Robert Elegant having read his articles on Asia in Newsweek and the Los Angeles Times over the years This book is a reissue What I also didn t realize is that it s part of a trilogy Manchu is the first novel, followed by Mandarin, then Dynasty A huge commitment if you are so inclined.If you like historical fiction as I do and especially that on Asia here, in par...


  4. says:

    This was a really well written novel of the Manchu takeover of China spoiler alert, the Manchu win that does well to bring the reader into not only the intricacies of the Ming and Manchu courts, but also into the culture and history of the times It s an interesting point of view, to put the reader into the mind and heart of Francis Arrowsmith, an English artilleryman, who is assisting the Jesuit Mission to China The story is told almost entirely from the point of Catholic characters, giving This was a really well written novel of the Manchu takeover of China spoiler alert, the Manchu win that does well ...


  5. says:

    I read it in School Picked it up at random from the school library shelves and was hooked It was a rollicking good yarn I learned a bitabout Chinese culture and felt enriched Of course this was before the internet ...


  6. says:

    China in the early 17th century, a Young English catholic lieutenant in the portuguese army gives a hand to the Chinese to fight the Mongols It sounded very promising After 110 pages nothing has happened, there is a myriad of different characters none very endearing or interesting I give up.


  7. says:

    Throw in soem passion, great battle scenes and a look into the mystery and intrigue of the royal Chinese court, and you have a winner I enjoyed this tale of old China through the eyes of an Englishman.


  8. says:

    A short review Overall a good book Interesting description of China during the Ming Dynasty Missing parts in the storyline that in my opinion could ve made it better Some parts seem superfluous Probablyfun to read while in China due to references


  9. says:

    I picked this book up at random in the high school library shelves I still remember what a good read it was.


  10. says:

    I placed this book on my to read list solely on the basis of Spike Milligan s observation that All men eat, but Fu Manchu.

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