A LADY LIKE THE MOON by Genevieve Wimsatt

A LADY LIKE THE MOON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

China of the 17th century as reflected in the story of Fresh Fragrance, whose fame as a singing girl and a ""Beauty"" wooed a War Lord, won an Imperial Prince and became a Chinese legend known as Round Moon. This story traces her part in the overthrow of the Ming dynasty and the rise of Manchu power, as her belief in romance and the integrity and loyalty of her warrior lover kept her acquiescent to all demands others made on her, even the usurper of the Ming. When she realized her warrior's treachery, despite her devotion to him, she became a nun, declining all imperial splendor. Chinese history, oriental color of the period, and unhampered romancing -- not relieved by an particular freshness or originality from the savor of twice told tales.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1945
Publisher: Bernard Ackerman