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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date January 1, 1996
Pages 175
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679761044
ISBN-10 0679761047
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Follows the story of a tragic affair between a wealthy dilettante and a mountain geisha who gives herself to him without illusions or regrets, in a tale of wasted love by the Nobel Prize-winning Japanese author. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata’s Snow Country is widely considered to be the writer’s masterpiece: a powerful tale of wasted love set amid the desolate beauty of western Japan.
 
At an isolated mountain hot spring, with snow blanketing every surface, Shimamura, a wealthy dilettante meets Komako, a lowly geisha. She gives herself to him fully and without remorse, despite knowing that their passion cannot last and that the affair can have only one outcome. In chronicling the course of this doomed romance, Kawabata has created a story for the ages — a stunning novel dense in implication and exalting in its sadness.

Editions
Hardcover
from Random House Inc (December 1, 1972)
9780394445915 | details & prices | List price $10.95
About: The power of love and illusion shape the lives of a young woman and man in these two novels
Paperback
Book cover for 9780399505256 Book cover for 9780679761044
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Edward Seidensticker | from Vintage Books (January 1, 1996)
9780679761044 | details & prices | 175 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Follows the story of a tragic affair between a wealthy dilettante and a mountain geisha who gives herself to him without illusions or regrets, in a tale of wasted love by the Nobel Prize-winning Japanese author.
from J P Tarcher (July 1, 1981)
9780399505256 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $9.50
About: The power of love and illusion shape the lives of a young geisha and a rich Tokyo dilettante
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781480563803
 
With Brian Nishii (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (September 10, 2013)
9781480563803 | details & prices | 6.50 × 5.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.99
About: Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata’s Snow Country is widely considered to be the writer’s masterpiece: a powerful tale of wasted love set amid the desolate beauty of western Japan.
With Brian Nishii (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (September 10, 2013)
9781480564428 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.18 lbs | List price $14.99

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