- By Lambert M. Surhone

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

  • Title: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Author: Lambert M. Surhone
  • ISBN: 9786131368172
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Paperback
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Printed articles Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a novel by Lisa See set in nineteenth century China In her introduction to the novel See writes that Lily the narrator was born in the t

    Printed articles Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a 2005 novel by Lisa See set in nineteenth century China In her introduction to the novel, See writes that Lily, the narrator, was born in 1823 the third year of Emperor Daoguangs reign The novel begins in 1903, when Lily is 80 years old During her lifetime, Lily lives through the reigns of four emperors Printed articles Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a 2005 novel by Lisa See set in nineteenth century China In her introduction to the novel, See writes that Lily, the narrator, was born in 1823 the third year of Emperor Daoguangs reign The novel begins in 1903, when Lily is 80 years old During her lifetime, Lily lives through the reigns of four emperors Emperor Daoguang 1820 1850 Emperor Xianfeng 1850 1861 Emperor Tongzhi 1861 1875 and Emperor Guangxu 1875 1908.

    1 thought on “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

    1. Brutal, but such interesting insight into Chinese culture, especially the female relationships. Will be haunted by it for a long time.

    2. Loved this story. Beautiful insight into the special bonds that exist in friendships between and among women, set against a stark backdrop of society's crushing brutality. Lisa See, very special.

    3. I finally finished the book in February. An interesting insight into Chinese women of the past and their rituals.Mind you it was very hard reading how the mothers made their daughters' feet small, and the fact that death was not uncommon during this process. It's hard for a western mind to understand how a mother could torture her daughters so, and particularly at such a young age, although obviously for Chinese women back then this was simply standard practice if they wanted their daughters to [...]

    4. Fascinating novel that takes the reader into the world of women in China, 19th century. The reader lives through foot binding, experiences the deep friendship (and betrayal) of women, and learns about their secret language and contracted friendship.

    5. Read and really enjoyed this. The scenes described by See are with me still -- the feet being bound, the morphine addict.

    6. Excellent book about ancient China and the women's role in their society. It may sound boring, but it was awesome!

    7. One of my all-time favorite reads! Can't wait for the movie, although how it could possibly bring out the poetic writing of the book is beyond me.

    8. I had to research foot binding after reading this. Some scenes were just excruciating to read, especially as the mother of a little girl.

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