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Empress Orchid

By Min, Anchee




Empress Orchid (2004) is a novel by Anchee Min which was first published in Great Britain in 2004. It is written in first person and is a sympathetic account of the life of Empress Dowager Cixi - from her humble beginnings to her rise as the Empress Dowager. Names within the story are different in spelling but retain the same pronunciation - allowing the reader to identify each relevant character to his or her real life counterpart.


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Empress Orchid: A Novel

Anchee Min

2004-01-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $109.55


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Empress Orchid

Anchee Min

2005-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $108.07


Empress Orchid

Anchee Min

2005-01-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $99.23


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Empress Orchid - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Min, Anchee

Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket. 2004. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0618068872 . A handsome first printing of this first edition copy in unread Very Fine condition in alike dustjacket, SIGNED by author Anchee Min with her unique signature directly on the title page; A novel of high drama and lyricism and the first volume of a trilogy about the life of one of the most important women in history. Diabolical reputation on one side -- a woman who seized power through sexual seduction, murder, and endless intrigue; her reality telling the story of a woman who survived in a male world, a woman whose main struggle was not to hold on to power but to her own humanity .

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Empress Orchid

Anchee Min

2005-01-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $96.29


Empress Orchid

Anchee Min

2004-01-19. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $96.29


EMPRESS ORCHID

Anchee Min

2005-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $96.29


Empress Orchid

Min, Anchee

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, 2004. First Edition ~1st Printing. Hardcover. SIGNED on title page by the acclaimed author; near fine in near fine jacket, in fresh mylar cover; very minor signs of handling else a clean tight square copy with a complete number line in an unclipped jacket

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Price: $60.00


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Empress Orchid

Min, Anchee

Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. 0618562036 New Condition. . New.

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Empress Orchid

Min, Anchee

Wheeler Publishing. Hardcover. 1587245930 New Condition. . New.

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EMPRESS ORCHID

Min, Anchee

New York City, NY: Houghton And Mifflin, 2004. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine Dust Jacket.. New York City, NY: Houghton And Mifflin, 2004. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition/First Printing. 335 pages. The author's historical novel. One of Anchee Min's finest achievements. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Anchee Min's "Empress Orchid". A magisterial and sympathetic fictional account on the Empress Dowager Tzu Hsi, which is Chinese for Orchid, the most powerful figure of the last forty-five years of the Ching Dynasty, and mother of Pu Yi, the Last Emperor. "This heroine comes down to us with a diabolical reputation: A woman who seized power through sexual seduction, murder, and intrigue. But historical fact tells a different story. Based on copious research, this is a vivid portrait of a flawed yet utterly compelling woman who survived in a male world, a woman whose struggle was not to hold on to power, but to her own humanity. Richly detailed and completely gripping, a novel of high drama and lyricism" (Publisher's blurb). "She has done a prodigious amount of research to capture the glorious, hopeless last days of the Ching Dynasty. Readers will be enthralled by the gorgeously woven cultural tapestry and the psychologically astute portrait of the Empress" (Publishers Weekly). Anchee Min is herself a genuine legend: She barely survived China's Cultural Revolution, attempting to commit suicide, among other desperate measures, before managing to flee to the United States, where she learned to read, speak, and write English by watching "Sesame Street". Her China Trilogy - "Becoming Madame Mao", "Empress Orchid", and "The Last Empress" - is regarded as a contemporary classic. An absolute "must-have" title for Anchee Min collectors. <b><i> This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, in Chinese-calligraphy style, in black pen on the title page by Anchee Min. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Most copies available online have serious flaws or are subsequent printings. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. </b></i> One of the finest Chinese-American writers of our time. A fine copy. . ISBN 0618068872.

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Empress Orchid: A Novel

Anchee Min

2004-01-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $57.20


Empress Orchid

Anchee Min

Wheeler Publishing, 2004-04-20. 1. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Empress Orchid

Anchee Min

2005-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $47.20


Empress Orchid

Min, Anchee

Wheeler Publishing. Hardcover. 1587245930 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Empress Orchid

Min, Anchee

Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. 0618562036 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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THE LAST EMPRESS.

Min, Anchee.

Boston:: Houghton Mifflin,, 2004.. Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. The second volume in a trilogy about the life of Tzu Hsi, who entered the Forbidden Palace as a minor concubine at the age of 17, and rose to become Empress and the mother of the next Emperor. SIGNED by Anchee Min on a special bookplate for 'The Beverly Hills Literary Society' affixed to the front endpaper. 308 pp.

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Empress Orchid

Min, Anchee

Mariner Books, 2005. Paperback. New. 8.25 x 5.5 cm.

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Empress Orchid

Anchee Min

2004-04-20. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $33.39


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EMPRESS ORCHID.

Min, Anchee.

Boston:: Houghton Mifflin,, 2004.. Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.). 3rd printing. The first volume in a trilogy about the life of Tzu Hsi, who entered the Forbidden Palace as a minor concubine at the age of 17, and rose to become Empress and the mother of the next Emperor. SIGNED on the title page. 336 pp.

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Empress Orchid (Includes Advance Reading Copy)

Min, Anchee

Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket. 2004. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0618068872 . Signed by Min on the title page. A light bump to the bottom corner, and slight creasing to the bottom of the front cover. The author re-creates the life of the last empress of the Manchu dynasty, from her beginnings in a poor but honorable family to her becoming concubine to the emperor of China, to being designated his adviser and helpmate. An unsigned Advance Reading Copy in glossy wrappers is included. ; 336 pages; Signed by Author .

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Empress Orchid (SIGNED)

Min, Anchee

Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2004. Advance Uncorrected Proof.. Signed by Author. First Edition, 1st Printing. Illustrated Glossy Soft Cover. Fine. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

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Price: $35.00


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Empress Orchid

Anchee Min

Mariner Books, 2005-04-11. Paperback. Very Good. Nice looking book, has minor edge wear.

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Empress Orchid

Anchee Min

Mariner Books, 2005-04-11. Paperback. Very Good. Nice looking book, has minor edge wear.

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Empress Orchid: A Novel

Anchee Min

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004-02-03. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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EMPRESS ORCHID [SIGNED]

Min, Anchee

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. Hardcover. Octavo; VG-/G+; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, gold with black print, illustration; DJ has mild edgewear, vendor label to front, else clean and bright; Boards in black cloth with gold print, mildly cocked spine, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; xiii, 336 pages, frontispiece. FP New Rockville Stock.

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Empress Orchid: A Novel

Min, Anchee

U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004. 1st Edition . Hardcover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First Edition, with correct number line sequence, no writing, marks, underlining, or bookplates. No remainder marks. Spine is tight and crisp. Boards are flat and true and the corners are square. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. This collectible, " NEW" condition first edition/first printing copy is protected with a polyester archival dust jacket cover. Beautiful collectible copy. GIFT QUALITY

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EMPRESS ORCHID

Min, Anchee

Houghton Mifflin Co./Mariner. Used - Very Good. Very Good condition.

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Empress Orchid

Min, Anchee

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2004. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. Bound in the publisher's original burgundy paper covered boards, spine stamped in gilt.

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Empress Orchid

Min, Anchee

Jan 03, 2005. New.

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EMPRESS ORCHID

Min, Anchee

U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin (T), 2004. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Author of RED AZALEA, KATHERINE, BECOMING MADAME MAO, and WILD GINGER, and THE LAST EMPRESS. As new, in as newm mylar-protected dust jacket. L121

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Price: $21.00


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Empress Orchid: A Novel

Min, Anchee

Book and dust jacket are in fine condition. The image provided is the actual book I'm offering for sale. No markings or damage to any pages. No sunning. No clips. Structure of the book (covers, binding, spine, hinges) is tight and free of damage. Page block is nice and square. Cut pages. Additional photos will be provided upon request in order to ensure the quality and integrity of your book purchase.

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Price: $17.99


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Empress Orchid

Min, Anchee

Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. 0618562036 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Empress Orchid - Paperback

Min, Anchee

Mariner Books. Reprint. Literature & Fiction. New. Brand New: This item is brand new unopened, never used and still in its original manufacturer condition.

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Price: $17.31


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Empress Orchid

Anchee Min

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, UK, 2005. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good Condition. 352 pages. Available Now. Book Description: To rescue her family from poverty and avoid marrying her slope-shouldered cousin, seventeen-year-old Orchid competes to be one of the Emperor's wives. When she is chosen as a lower-ranking concubine she enters the erotically charged and ritualised Forbidden City. But beneath its immaculate facade lie whispers of murders and ghosts, and the thousands of concubines will stoop to any lengths to bear the Emperor's son. Orchid trains herself in the art of pleasuring a man, bribes her way into the royal bed, and seduces the monarch, drawing the attention of dangerous foes. Little does she know that China will collapse around her, and that she will be its last Empress. : Review: &#x91;A stirring, exotic novel that is a treat for the senses and the intellect alike' -- Los Angeles Times: &#x91;A wild, passionate, fearless American writer' -- New York Times: &#x91;Empress Orchid is strong on both sexual chicanery and violent conspiracy ... fascinating' -- Guardian: &#x91;Engrossing ... enhanced by Min's imaginative power ... Like all good novelists, she implies as much as she says' -- Glasgow Herald : From the Publisher: An enthralling, erotic story of Imperial China from the author of Red Azalea and Becoming Madame Mao Size: 12.8 x 2.3 x 19.7 cm. 352 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 4. Category: Fiction; Paperback; ISBN: 0747568332. ISBN/EAN: 9780747568339. Inventory No: F246-1103.. 9780747568339

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Empress Orchid

Min, Anchee

Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. 0618562036 Remainder mark . Fine.

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Empress Orchid

Min, Anchee

Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. 0618562036 signs of little wear on the cover. . Very Good.

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Empress Orchid

Min, Anchee

Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. 0618562036 Remainder mark . Fine.

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Empress Orchid

Anchee Min

Good. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. Ex-library with the usual stamps. 100% guaranteed. 021219

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Empress Orchid

Min, Anchee

Very Good. Used book in very good condition. Some cover wear, may contain a few marks. 100% guaranteed. 022019

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Empress Orchid

Min, Anchee

Bloomsbury Pub Ltd. PAPERBACK. 0747568332 Brand New ,Original Book , Direct from Source , Express 6-8 business days worldwide delivery . New.

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Empress Orchid

Anchee Min

Bloomsbury , UK, 2007. Edition Unstated. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 352 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 074757992X. ISBN/EAN: 9780747579922. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: RB12294. . 9780747579922

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Empress Orchid

Anchee Min

Mariner Books, 2005-04-11. Reprint. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Empress Orchid

Min, Anchee

Good. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. 100% guaranteed. 022019

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Price: $14.30


Empress Orchid

Min, Anchee

Very Good. Used book in very good condition. Some cover wear, may contain a few marks. Ex-library with the usual stamps. 100% guaranteed. 022019

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Empress Orchid

Anchee Min

Bloomsbury Publishing . softcover. New. pp. 352 1st Edition

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Empress Orchid

Anchee Min

Paperback. New. To rescue her family from poverty and avoid marrying her slope-shouldered cousin, seventeen-year-old Orchid competes to be one of the Emperor's wives. When she is chosen as a lower-ranking concubine she enters the erotically charged and ritualised Forbidden City. But beneath its immaculate facade li

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EMPRESS ORCHID

MIN, ANCHEE

BOSTON: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO./MARINER. VG IN WRAPS. LIGHTLY WORN. Pages: 346. . 2005. LATER PRINTING. TRADE PAPERBACK..

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EMPRESS ORCHID

MIN, ANCHEE

BOSTON: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO./MARINER. VG IN WRAPS. LIGHTLY WORN. Pages: 346. . 2005. LATER PRINTING. TRADE PAPERBACK..

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Empress Orchid

Min, Anchee

Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Mariner Books, 2005 first edition/first printing book is tight with no markings, some tanning to page edges, wraps have some rubbing and light soiling . First Edition/First Printing. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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