Before the Dawn
Tōson Shimazaki
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Oct 25, 2020 - 01:39 AM By Tōson Shimazaki

An historical novel portrays the fall of the Tokugawa shogunate and the changes in Japanese life after the arrival of Commodore Perry.
  • Title: Before the Dawn
  • Author: Tōson Shimazaki
  • ISBN: 9780824809140
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Unknown Binding

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David Oct 25, 2020 - 01:39 AM
Whilst the focus in "The Family" was very tight (and some readers were left thinking "Where's the Russo-Japanese war?") "Before the Dawn" includes a lot of the history and politics of the time: Perry and his black ships, the Boshin War, the Meiji Restoration, etc. Very dry.
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Michael Oct 25, 2020 - 01:39 AM
Shimazaki Tōson's monster-sized novel is technically fiction, though it has been commented that it is so full of historical detail that it is just as useful as a work of history. Before the Dawn is the chronicle of the highs and lows of the Aoyama family (a family modeled closely on the Shimazaki family), who were the founders and village headmen of Magome village in the famed Kiso Valley in central Japan. It is the story of Hanzō, who was based on Tōson's father, and his attempts through the [...]
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Joseph Hlebica Oct 25, 2020 - 01:39 AM
Have just begun reading this massive tome, reputed to be one of the greatest works of historical fiction in all of world literature. That's all. So far, it's living up to its reputation, especially well considering the translation. There are so many books by non-Japanese authors on the same general historical era and subject matter, the "opening" (more correctly, the extortion) of Japan to the west by America and the European colonial powers during the 19th Century, but none come close to being [...]
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Carissa Oct 25, 2020 - 01:39 AM
FINALLY I'M DONE I read this for school, and now I have to write a paper over it so I probably won't update this review later. It was a good book and really helped me understand a different viewpoint but I am so ready to move on.
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Richard Oct 25, 2020 - 01:39 AM
It was a tough and long read. Interesting though as it gives the reader a ringside seat to an important slice of history at a personal level.
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Before the Dawn By Tōson Shimazaki An historical novel portrays the fall of the Tokugawa shogunate and the changes in Japanese life after the arrival of Commodore Perry.

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