Spring Snow (The Sea of Fertility)

4.16 avg rating
( 7,165 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780099282990: Spring Snow (The Sea of Fertility)

Tokyo, 1912. The closed world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders - rich provincial familes, a new and powerful political and social elite. Kiyoaki has been raised among the elegant Ayakura family - members of the waning aristocracy - but he is not one of them. Coming of age, he is caught up in the tensions between old and new, and his feelings for the exquisite, spirited Satoko, observed from the sidelines by his devoted friend Honda. When Satoko is engaged to a royal prince, Kiyoaki realises the magnitude of his passion.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

The first novel of Mishima's landmark tetralogy, The Sea of fertility

Spring Snow is set in Tokyo in 1912, when the hermetic world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders -- rich provincial families unburdened by tradition, whose money and vitality make them formidable contenders for social and political power.

Among this rising new elite are the ambitious Matsugae, whose son has been raised in a family of the waning aristocracy, the elegant and attenuated Ayakura. Coming of age, he is caught up in the tensions between old and new -- fiercely loving and hating the exquisite, spirited Ayakura Satoko. He suffers in psychic paralysis until the shock of her engagement to a royal prince shows him the magnitude of his passion, and leads to a love affair that is as doomed as it was inevitable.

From the Back Cover:

"Mishima is like Stendhal in his precise psychological analyses, like Dostoevsky in his explorations of darkly destructive personalities."

-- Christian Science Monitor

"[The Sea of Fertility] is a literary legacy on the scale of Proust's."

-- National Review

Translated from the Japanese by Michael Gallagher

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 19.75
US$ 10.45

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mishima, Yukio
Published by CCV, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0099282992 ISBN 13: 9780099282990
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CCV, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Tokyo, 1912. The closed world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders - rich provincial familes, a new and powerful political and social elite. Kiyoaki has been raised among the elegant Ayakura family - members of the waning aristocracy - but he is not one of them. Coming of age, he is caught up in the tensions between old and new, and his feelings for the exquisite, spirited Sakoto, observed from the sidelines by his devoted friend Honda. When Sakoto is engaged to a royal prince, Kiyoaki realises the magnitude of his passion. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099282990

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Mishima, Yukio
ISBN 10: 0099282992 ISBN 13: 9780099282990
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800992829900000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Mishima, Yukio
Published by CCV, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0099282992 ISBN 13: 9780099282990
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CCV, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Tokyo, 1912. The closed world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders - rich provincial familes, a new and powerful political and social elite. Kiyoaki has been raised among the elegant Ayakura family - members of the waning aristocracy - but he is not one of them. Coming of age, he is caught up in the tensions between old and new, and his feelings for the exquisite, spirited Sakoto, observed from the sidelines by his devoted friend Honda. When Sakoto is engaged to a royal prince, Kiyoaki realises the magnitude of his passion. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099282990

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Mishima, Yukio
ISBN 10: 0099282992 ISBN 13: 9780099282990
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 11000th. 129mm x 198mm x 25mm. Paperback. SPRING SNOW is set in Tokyo on 1912, when the first hermetic world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders - rich provincial families unburdened by tra.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 400 pages. 0.279. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099282990

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Mishima, Yukio
Published by Vintage Classics 2011-02-03|NU-GRD-00485816 (2011)
ISBN 10: 0099282992 ISBN 13: 9780099282990
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Classics 2011-02-03|NU-GRD-00485816, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 9780099282990. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00485816

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.70
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Mishima, Yukio
Published by Vintage Classics (1999)
ISBN 10: 0099282992 ISBN 13: 9780099282990
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Classics, 1999. Book Condition: New. 1999. New Ed. Paperback. Tokyo, 1912. The closed world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders - provincial families, a political and social elite. Kiyoaki has been raised among the Ayakura family - members of the waning aristocracy - but he is not one of them. Num Pages: 400 pages. BIC Classification: FA; FYT. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 27. Weight in Grams: 282. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099282990

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Mishima, Yukio
Published by Vintage Classics
ISBN 10: 0099282992 ISBN 13: 9780099282990
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Classics. Book Condition: New. 1999. New Ed. Paperback. Tokyo, 1912. The closed world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders - provincial families, a political and social elite. Kiyoaki has been raised among the Ayakura family - members of the waning aristocracy - but he is not one of them. Num Pages: 400 pages. BIC Classification: FA; FYT. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 27. Weight in Grams: 282. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099282990

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Mishima, Yukio
ISBN 10: 0099282992 ISBN 13: 9780099282990
New Paperback Quantity Available: 17
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; Tokyo, 1912. The closed world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders - rich provincial familes, a new and powerful political and social elite. Kiyoaki has been raised among the elegant Ayakura family - members of the waning aristocracy - but he is not one of the. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780099282990_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.14
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Mishima, Yukio
Published by Vintage Publishing
ISBN 10: 0099282992 ISBN 13: 9780099282990
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Spring Snow, Yukio Mishima, Tokyo, 1912. The closed world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders - rich provincial familes, a new and powerful political and social elite. Kiyoaki has been raised among the elegant Ayakura family - members of the waning aristocracy - but he is not one of them. Coming of age, he is caught up in the tensions between old and new, and his feelings for the exquisite, spirited Satoko, observed from the sidelines by his devoted friend Honda. When Satoko is engaged to a royal prince, Kiyoaki realises the magnitude of his passion. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099282990

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.36
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Mishima, Yukio
ISBN 10: 0099282992 ISBN 13: 9780099282990
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099282992. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099282992

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book