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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date January 6, 2009
Pages 351
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781400096053
ISBN-10 1400096057
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.58 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews
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In this national bestseller from the author of Reservation Road, a young woman, Haruko, becomes the first nonaristocratic woman to penetrate the Japanese monarchy.

When she marries the Crown Prince of Japan in 1959, Haruko is met with cruelty and suspicion by the Empress, and controlled at every turn as she tries to navigate this mysterious, hermetic world, suffering a nervous breakdown after finally giving birth to a son. Thirty years later, now Empress herself, she plays a crucial role in persuading another young woman to accept the marriage proposal of her son, with tragic consequences. Based on extensive research, The Commoner is a stunning novel about a brutally rarified and controlled existence, and the complex relationship between two isolated women who are truly understood only by each other.



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This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Editions for the work The Commoner
Paperback
Book cover for 9780135270288 Book cover for 9781400096053
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (January 6, 2009)
9781400096053 | details & prices | 351 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $15.95
This edition also contains The Commoner
About: In this national bestseller from the author of Reservation Road, a young woman, Haruko, becomes the first nonaristocratic woman to penetrate the Japanese monarchy.
With O. William Blake | from Prentice Hall (June 1, 1964); titled "Lead-Up Games to Team Sports"
9780135270288 | details & prices | List price $34.45
This edition also contains Lead-Up Games to Team Sports, The Commoner
About: Diagramed instructions for a wide variety of games tailored to all grade levels for the development of the basic skills and strategies needed for nine standard team sports
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780739358733
 
Abridged edition from Random House (January 22, 2008)
9780739358733 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $29.95
About: In 1959, Haruko marries the Crown Prince of Japan, becoming the first commoner to enter the mysterious and reclusive world of Japanese royalty, confronting the cruelty and suspicions of the court, until, three decades later, she helps arrange the marriage of her son, in a novel inspired by the real-life stories of the reigning empress and crown princess of Japan.
Library
Book cover for 9781602852211
 
Large print edition from Center Point Pub (July 1, 2008)
9781602852211 | details & prices | 326 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.16 lbs | List price $33.95
This edition also contains The Commoner
Editions for the work The Commoner
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780385515719
 
from Nan a Talese (January 22, 2008)
9780385515719 | details & prices | 351 pages | 6.25 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $24.95
About: In 1959, Haruko marries the Crown Prince of Japan, becoming the first commoner to enter the mysterious and reclusive world of Japanese royalty, confronting the cruelty and suspicions of the court, until, three decades later, she helps arrange the marriage of her son.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780135270288 Book cover for 9781400096053
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (January 6, 2009)
9781400096053 | details & prices | 351 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $15.95
This edition also contains The Commoner
About: In this national bestseller from the author of Reservation Road, a young woman, Haruko, becomes the first nonaristocratic woman to penetrate the Japanese monarchy.
With O. William Blake | from Prentice Hall (June 1, 1964); titled "Lead-Up Games to Team Sports"
9780135270288 | details & prices | List price $34.45
This edition also contains Lead-Up Games to Team Sports, The Commoner
About: Diagramed instructions for a wide variety of games tailored to all grade levels for the development of the basic skills and strategies needed for nine standard team sports
Library
Book cover for 9781602852211
 
Large print edition from Center Point Pub (July 1, 2008)
9781602852211 | details & prices | 326 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.16 lbs | List price $33.95
This edition also contains The Commoner

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