47 Ronin [electronic resource] : the classic tale of samurai loyalty, bravery and retribution / John Allyn ; foreword by Stephen Turnbull.
- ISBN: 9781462906239 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1462906230 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (255 p.)
- Publisher: North Clarendon, VT : Tuttle Publishing, 2012.
|General Note:|| Description based upon print version of record.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| The Tuttle Story: "Books to Span the East and West"; [ Contents ]; Japanese proverb; Foreword; Preface; Chapter One; Chapter Two; Chapter Three; Chapter Four; Chapter Five; Chapter Six; Chapter Seven; Chapter Eight; Chapter Nine; Chapter Ten; Chapter Eleven; Chapter Twelve; Chapter Thirteen; Chapter Fourteen; Chapter Fifteen; Chapter Sixteen; Chapter Seventeen; Chapter Eighteen; Chapter Nineteen; Chapter Twenty;
|Summary, etc.:|| 47 Ronin is the unforgettable tale of a band of samurai who defied the Emperor to avenge the disgrace and death of their master, and faced certain death as a result. This set off a chain of events that led to one of the bloodiest episodes in Japanese history. In the process, it also created a new set of heroes in Japan.]In 1701, young Lord Asano is goaded into attacking a corrupt official at the Japanese Court. Although the wound Asano inflicts is minimal, the Emperor's punishment is harsh--Lord Asano is ordered to commit seppuku, or ritual suicide. His lands are confiscated and his family is.
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