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The Red Queen: A Transcultural Tragicomedy
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date October 3, 2005
Pages 334
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780156032704
ISBN-10 0156032708
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.68 lbs.
Original list price $19.95
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Summary
Receiving the two-hundred-year-old memoir of a Korean crown princess from an anonymous sender, Oxford student Barbara Halliwell reads about the princess's tragic experiences of motherhood and childlessness in the eighteenth-century Korean court, visits the sites of the princess's life, and finds profound changes occurring within her present-day London home. By the author of The Seven Sisters. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
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Barbara Halliwell, on a grant at Oxford, receives an unexpected package-a centuries-old memoir by a Korean crown princess. An appropriate gift indeed for her impending trip to Seoul, but Barbara doesn't know who sent it. On the plane, she avidly reads the memoir, a story of great intrigue as well as tragedy. The Crown Princess Hyegyong recounts in extraordinary detail the ways of the Korean court and confesses the family dramas that left her childless and her husband dead by his own hand. When a Korean man Barbara meets at her hotel offers to guide her to some of the haunts of the crown princess, Barbara tours the royal courts and develops a strong affinity for everything related to the princess and her mysterious life. Barbara's time in Korea goes quickly, but captivated by her experience and wanting to know more about the princess, she wonders if her life can ever be the way it was before.


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Hardcover
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from Houghton Mifflin (October 31, 2004)
9780151011063 | details & prices | 334 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $33.00
About: Receiving the two-hundred-year-old memoir of a Korean crown princess from an anonymous sender, Oxford student Barbara Halliwell reads about the princess's life and finds profound changes occurring within her present-day London home.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Mariner Books (October 3, 2005); titled "The Red Queen: A Transcultural Tragicomedy"
9780156032704 | details & prices | 334 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.68 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Receiving the two-hundred-year-old memoir of a Korean crown princess from an anonymous sender, Oxford student Barbara Halliwell reads about the princess's tragic experiences of motherhood and childlessness in the eighteenth-century Korean court, visits the sites of the princess's life, and finds profound changes occurring within her present-day London home.

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