The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure Williams, Adam

The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure

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A group of foreigners in the northeastern town of Shishan finds the status quo upset when Helen Frances, a young woman with a middle class upbringing but a fatal flaw, arrives and falls in love with the Hon Henry Manners.

The most astonishing range of characters awaits you in this novel; the wicked brothel-keeper Madam Liu and her sadistic son Ren Ren, the pragmatic, rational missionary Dr Airton, the American zealot Septimus Harding, the equivocal Mandarin. Not to mention the wonderfully complicated anti-hero Henry Manners, the prostitutes Fan Yimei and Shen Ping, the bandit Iron Man Wang, the Mongolian shaman. And the ingenue, Helen Frances herself, whose innocence covers an unorthodox curiosity.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780340827871
BY (AUTHOR) Williams, Adam
PUBLISHER : Hodder & Stoughton PUBLICATION DATE : April 12, 2004
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Hodder Paperback
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 197 mm x 130 mm
WEIGHT : 576 g

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DESCRIPTION : A group of foreigners in the northeastern town of Shishan finds the status quo upset when Helen Frances, a young woman with a middle class upbringing but a fatal flaw, arrives and falls in love with the Hon Henry Manners.The most astonishing range of characters awaits you in this novel; the wicked brothel-keeper Madam Liu and her sadistic son Ren Ren, the pragmatic, rational missionary Dr Airton, the American zealot Septimus Harding, the equivocal Mandarin. Not to mention the wonderfully complicated anti-hero Henry Manners, the prostitutes Fan Yimei and Shen Ping, the bandit Iron Man Wang, the Mongolian shaman. And the ingenue, Helen Frances herself, whose innocence covers an unorthodox curiosity. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780340827871 BY (AUTHOR) Williams, Adam PUBLISHER : Hodder & Stoughton PUBLICATION DATE : April 12, 2004 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Hodder Paperback LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 197 mm x 130 mm WEIGHT : 576 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Fiction & Related items