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Snow flower and the Secret Fan by  Lisa See - First Edition, 1st Printing - 2005 - from after-words bookstore and Biblio.com

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Snow flower and the Secret Fan

by See, Lisa

Condition: Good +/Good +


New York, NY: Random House, 2005. A nice reading copy. Pages are clean and bright. Binding is tight. Book and jacket show some shelfwear. Jacket has been mylared for protection. Decorative endpages. Deckled page edges. Slight wear to the jacket corners.. First Edition, 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Good +/Good +. Mylared.

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, a novel by Lisa See (2005), is set in China in the 1800s. In her introduction to the novel, See writes that Lily, the narrator, was born in 1823 -- "the third year of Emperor Daoguangs reign". The novel begins in 1903, when Lily is 80 years old. During her lifetime, Lily lives through the reigns of four emperors: Emperor Daoguang (1820-1850); Emperor Xianfeng (1850-1861); Emperor Tongzhi (1861-1875); and Emperor Guangxu (1875-1908).




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