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My Life as Emperor

(2004)
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Book DescriptionIn this chilling yet enormously entertaining tale by acclaimed Chinese writer Su Tong, a pampered and naïve 14-year-old prince finds himself, suddenly and unexpectedly, named as Emperor and placed in the position of lord and ruler over an entire nation. A boy of few talents and limited interests, he soon grows drunk on his own power and learns to wield an iron fist in dealing with subjects inside and outside the palace. Narrated in retrospect by the ex-Emperor, this is a mesmerizing story of cruelty and decadence, of concubines and eunuchs, of lethal imperial rivalries and royal court intrigue.

Su Tong is one of the most celebrated Chinese writers today. The New York Times calls him "an imaginative and skillful storyteller." The publication of this book -- his first in almost ten years -- will be an international literary event. His innovative, deftly constructed novels remain at the forefront of a growing body of work by a coterie of writers who have exposed new facts about China's past and posed vital questions regarding the country's future.







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Hardback Editions

February 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Life as Emperor
Author(s): Su Tong
ISBN: 1-4013-6666-X / 978-1-4013-6666-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hyperion
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Paperback Editions

February 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Life as Emperor
Author(s): Su Tong
ISBN: 1-4013-7404-2 / 978-1-4013-7404-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hyperion
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February 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Life as Emperor
Author(s): My Life as an Emperor Su Tong
ISBN: 0-571-22079-7 / 978-0-571-22079-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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August 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Life as Emperor
Author(s): Su Tong
ISBN: 0-571-22084-3 / 978-0-571-22084-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Life as Emperor
Author(s): Su Tong
ISBN: 1-4013-0793-0 / 978-1-4013-0793-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hyperion
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February 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Life as Emperor
Author(s): Su Tong
ISBN: 0-571-22078-9 / 978-0-571-22078-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA