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This story is brimming with the romance and color of Japan as it was when Commodore Perry first visited that country. Into the hermit nation—as Japan then was—with its ironclad caste divisions and stern Samurai rule, comes an aristocrat of another sort—a blueblooded Southerner, himself as proud as any Samurai, but with a passionate warmth of blood quite alien to Japan. Of course he falls in love with a maiden of the country, and of course tragedy as well as romance gleams over the story of his wooing.
09/19/2010