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Au commencement étaient quatre pages de mémoires contant le destin singulier de Li Chin danseuse attachée à la maison royale de Corée à la fin du dix-neuvième siècle. A cette époque-là le royaume ermite s'ouvre au monde, et c'est ainsi que le premier diplomate français en poste en Corée tombe sous le charme de cette femme d'une beauté et d'une intelligence exceptionnelles, ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 576 pages
Published July 25th 2012 by P. Picquier (first published 2007)
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Apr 12, 2014 Anh rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone! Especially to people who love Asia's culture and history!
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Another Home Run for Shin Kyung Sook!
Being French, I never thought I could find a real French atmosphere described by a non native person like that. Finds out she just pulled it off and beautifully that is! The Historical and cultural Korean backgrounds are fascinating! I loved this book so much I took me a month and a half to read it: I just couldn't finish it and be like "it's over". The author wrote this book as some kind of tribute to this little Korean dancer who was taken away from all she
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Ah... Des trois hommes qui aiment Li Chin, l'un l'aime d'un amour qui veut la détruire, l'autre l'aime d'un amour pur dont elle ne sait rien et le dernier, qui l'épouse, finit par se détacher d'elle.

Ce n'est pourtant pas cela qui la blesse le plus. Il me semble que Li Chin ne se remet jamais du rejet, incompréhensible pour elle, de la reine. Elle ne sait pas que la souveraine a eu peur qu'elle n'attire trop le regard du roi, elle ne se rend jamais compte de sa beauté et du fait que les hommes t
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Kyung-Sook Shin is a South Korean writer. She is the first South Korean and first woman to win the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2012 for 'Please Look After Mom'.
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