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Madame Sadayakko

(2003)
The Geisha Who Seduced the West
A non fiction book by

 
A critically acclaimed author tells the enthralling true story of the real Madame Butterfly, a woman who became the most celebrated geisha in Japan and the first to tour the West.

At twenty-nine, she captivated the world's stage. From San Francisco to New York, Paris, and Berlin, audiences thrilled to her mesmeric acting and exquisite dancing. She performed for the American President and for the Prince of Wales in London. Picasso painted her. Gide, Debussy, Degas, and Rodin were among her devoted fans. She was Sadayakko, Japan's most notorious geisha--and its first international superstar.

In Italy, Puccini was working on Madame Butterfly. He had the plot for his opera, but he had yet to see a real live flesh-and-blood Japanese woman--until Sadayakko arrived with her troupe of traveling actors.

Madame Sadayakko is the true story of this extraordinary woman--muse to writers, artists, and fashion designers. Her adventures lift the veil on the secretive world of the geisha and reveal a missing piece of history from the turn of the last century, when Japanese women wore bustles and learned the waltz and women in the West wore Sadayakko kimonos.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha Who Bewitched the West
Author(s): Lesley Downer
ISBN: 1-59240-005-1 / 978-1-59240-005-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gotham
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February 2003 : UK Hardback
Title: Madam Sadayakko - Qpd Bookclub Edition
Author(s): Lesley Downer
ISBN: 0-7553-1253-8 / 978-0-7553-1253-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
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February 2003 : UK Hardback
Title: Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha Who Seduced the West
Author(s): Lesley Downer
ISBN: 0-7553-1030-6 / 978-0-7553-1030-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha Who Seduced the West
Author(s): Lesley Downer
ISBN: 1-4223-6029-6 / 978-1-4223-6029-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
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Paperback Editions

February 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha Who Bewitched the West
Author(s): Lesley Downer
ISBN: 1-59240-050-7 / 978-1-59240-050-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gotham
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha who Seduced the West
Author(s): Lesley Downer
ISBN: 0-7553-1032-2 / 978-0-7553-1032-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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February 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha Who Seduced the West
Author(s): Lesley Downer
ISBN: 0-7553-1031-4 / 978-0-7553-1031-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
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Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha who Seduced the West
Author(s): Lesley Downer
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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