Memoirs of a Geisha


by Arthur Golden

This story is a rare and utterly engaging experience. It tells the extraordinary story of a geisha – summoning up a quarter century from 1929 to the post-war years of Japan’s dramatic history, and opening a window into a half-hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation.

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A young peasant girl is sold as servant and apprentice to a renowned geisha house. She tells her story many years later from the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Her memoirs conjure up the perfection and the ugliness of life behind rice-paper screens, where young girls learn the arts of geisha – dancing and singing, how to wind the kimono, how to walk and pour tea, and how to beguile the land’s most powerful men.

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Book Condition

Used – Okay




497 pages, 130x200x30mm


January 1, 2005 by Vintage (first published 1997)


Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance

Memoirs of a Geisha


1 in stock