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An Artist of the Floating World
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date February 7, 2013
Pages 208
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780571283873
ISBN-10 057128387X
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $14.65
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: It is 1948. Japan is rebuilding her cities after the calamity of World War II, her people putting defeat behind them and looking to the future. The celebrated painter Masuji Ono fills his days attending to his garden, his house repairs, his two grown daughters and his grandson, and his evenings drinking with old associates in quiet lantern-lit bars. His should be a tranquil retirement. But as his memories continually return to the past - to a life and a career deeply touched by the rise of Japanese militarism - a dark shadow begins to grow over his serenity.

Editions
Hardcover
from Peter Smith Pub Inc (June 1, 2001)
9780844671239 | details & prices | 5.20 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $31.50
Large print edition from Chivers (June 1, 2001)
9780754046196 | details & prices | 280 pages | List price $55.01
from Putnam Pub Group (April 1, 1986)
9780399131196 | details & prices | List price $2.98
Paperback
Book cover for 9780571283873 Book cover for 9780679722663 Book cover for 9780754046202 Book cover for 9780786235650
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Gardners Books (February 7, 2013)
9780571283873 | details & prices | 208 pages | List price $14.65
About: It is 1948.
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (November 1, 2001)
9780786235650 | details & prices | 280 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.55 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $25.95
Large print edition from Chivers (June 1, 2001)
9780754046202 | details & prices | 280 pages | List price $22.01
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (September 1, 1989)
9780679722663 | details & prices | 206 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.00
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780736647731
 
from Books on Tape (November 1, 1999)
9780736647731 | details & prices | List price $56.00
About: In the face of the misery he saw in his homeland, the bohemian artist Masuji Ono envisioned a strong and powerful Japan of the future and put his work in the service of the imperialist movement that led Japan into World War II.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606314077
 
from Demco Media (September 30, 1989); titled "Artist Of The Floating World"
9780606314077 | details & prices | List price $21.25
About: Drifting without honor in Japan's post-World War II society, which indicts him for its defeat and reviles him for his esthetics, aging painter Masuji Ono recalls the events of his life.
Prebinding
from Turtleback Books (September 1, 1989); titled "Artist of the Floating World"
9781417639830 | details & prices | List price $24.50

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