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吉川英治 1892-1962

Works: 794 works in 2,955 publications in 17 languages and 7,597 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Epic films  Samurai films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Swashbuckler films  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: PL842.O75, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by 吉川英治
Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

57 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic novel of the Samauri era in Japan. First published in serial format, this novel is often called the Gone with the wind of Japan. Miyomoto Musashi was an actual historical person, but through this novel he has become part of Japan's living folklore
The Heiké story by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

236 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the medieval Japanese novel Heike monogatari
Taiko : an epic novel of war and glory in feudal Japan by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

134 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tempestuous closing decades of the sixteenth century, the Empire of Japan writhes in chaos as the shogunate crumbles and rival warlords battle for supremacy. Warrior-monks in their armed citadels block the road to the capital; castles are destroyed, villages plundered, fields put to the torch. Amid this devastation, three men dream of uniting the nation. At one extreme is the charismatic but brutal Nobunaga, whose ruthless ambition crushes all before him. At the opposite pole is the cold, deliberate Ieyasu, wise in counsel, brave in battle, mature beyond his years. But the keystone of this triumvirate is the most memorable of all, Hideyoshi, who rises from the menial post of sandal bearer to become Taiko - absolute ruler of Japan in the Emperor's name. When Nobunaga emerges from obscurity by destroying an army ten times the size of his own, he allies himself with Ieyasu, whose province is weak but whose canniness and loyalty make him invaluable. Yet it is the scrawny, monkey-faced Hideyoshi - brash, impulsive, and utterly fearless - who becomes the unlikely savior of this ravaged land. Born the son of a farmer, he takes on the world with nothing but his bare hands and his wits, turning doubters into loyal servants, rivals into faithful friends, and enemies into allies. In all this he uses a piercing insight into human nature that unlocks castle gates, opens men's minds, and captures women's hearts. For Hideyoshi's passions are not limited to war and intrigue - his faithful wife, Nene, holds his love dear, even when she must share it; the chaste Oyu, sister of Hideyoshi's chief strategist, falls prey to his desires; and the seductive Chacha, whom he rescues from the fiery destruction of her father's castle, tempts his weakness. As recounted by Eiji Yoshikawa, author of the international best-seller Musashi, Taiko tells many stories: of the fury of Nobunaga and the fatal arrogance of the black-toothed Yoshimoto; of the pathetic downfall of the House of Takeda; how the scorned Mitsuhide betrayed his master; how once impregnable ramparts fell as their defenders died gloriously. Most of all, though, Taiko is the story of how one man transformed a nation through the force of his will and the depths of his humanity. Filled with scenes of pageantry and violence, acts of treachery and self-sacrifice, tenderness and savagery, Taiko combines the panoramic spectacle of a Kurosawa epic with a vivid evocation of feudal Japan
Gong ben wu zang : jian yu chan by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

221 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La cape et l'épée du roman historique sont ici remplacées par les armes du samourai, puisque ce gros récit picaresque, paru entre 1935 et 1939 en feuilleton, a conquis les lecteurs japonais. Il s'agit d'une série d'aventures à la Dumas dans le cadre du 17e siècle qui, à l'instar du fameux ##Shogun##, mais en plus authentique, tissent une vaste fresque du Japon de cette époque
Sangokushi by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

108 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shin Heike monogatari by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

17 editions published between 1953 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In twelfth century Japan, the Fujiyawa clan confronts the problems of famine, riots, and the growing power of the Samurai
Vagabond by Takehiko Inoue( Book )

73 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Real-life figure Miyamoto Musashi was the most celebrated samurai of all time. The quintessential warrior philosopher, Musashi authored 'A book of five rings, ' a theoretical guide to military strategy still used today. But the path to enlightement in feudal era Japan was fraught with peril. At seventeen years of age, Musashi-- still known by his childhood name, Shinmen Takezō-- was a wild young brute just setting out along the way of the sword. In the aftermath of the epic Battle of Sekigahara, Takezō finds himself a fugitive survivor on the losing side of the war. Takezō's vicious nature has made him an outcast even in his own village, and he is hunted down like an animal. At this crucial crossroads in Takezō's life, an eccentric monk and a childhood friend are the only ones who can help him find his way"--Cover flap
Shinran by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

60 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shihon Taiheiki by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

81 editions published between 1959 and 1990 in Japanese and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoshikawa Eiji by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

39 editions published between 1928 and 1998 in Japanese and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoshikawa Eiji zenshū by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in Japanese and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kuroda Josui by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

18 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shin Suikoden by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

29 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in Japanese and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naruto hichō by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

23 editions published between 1927 and 1989 in Japanese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San guo ying xiong chuan by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in Chinese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thạch kié̂m by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

in Vietnamese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of the sword by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the Japanese by Charles E Terry
La parfaite lumière : roman by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taiko : Roman by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het levensverhaal van Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-1598), de zoon van een Japanse samoerai van lage rang, die na de nodige strijd degene wordt die als Taiko uit naam van de keizer het land regeert
Edo sangokushi by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

21 editions published between 1928 and 1990 in Japanese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Eidži Jošikawa

Eiji, Yoshikawa

Eiji Yoshikawa 1892-1962

Eiji Yoshikawa écrivain japonais

Eiji Yoshikawa Japanese novelist

Eiji Yoshikawa Japans romanschrijver (1892-1962)

Eiji Yoshikawa scrittore giapponese

Jošikava Eiđi

Josikava Eidzsi

Jošikawa Eidži

Jošikawa, Eidži 1892-1962

Josjikawa, Eiji

Josjikawa, Eiji 1892-1962

Yoshikawa, Eiji 1892-1962

Yoshikawa Eiji japanischer Schriftsteller

Yoshikawa, Hidetsugu

Yoshikawa, Hidetsugu 1892-1962

Yoshikawa, Kijirō.

Yoshikawa, Kijirō 1892-1962

Ёсикава, Эйдзи 1892-1962

Йошикава Идетсугю

Эйдзи Ёсикава

Эйдзи Есикава 1892-1962

ایجی یوشیکاوا نویسنده ژاپنی

เอจิ โยะชิกะวะ

길천영치 1892-1962

요시카와 에이지

요시카와 에이지 1892-1962

요시카와 히데쓰구 1892-1962

ヨシカワ, エイジ 1892-1962

ヨシカワ, ヒデツグ

吉川, 英次

吉川, 英次 1892-1962

吉川 英治 1892-1962

吉川英次 1892-1962

吉川英治 1892-1962

The Heiké storyTaiko : an epic novel of war and glory in feudal JapanGong ben wu zang : jian yu chanVagabondMiyamoto Musashi Samurai I