Everlasting Empire (2020)

Everlasting Empire In-hwa Yi Richard C. Holbrooke Desaix Anderson Young-nan Yu Yi In-Hwa Everlasting Empire Winner of the Daesan Foundation prize for Outstanding Literature in Translation Everlasting Empire Yongwonhan chekuk is a Korean historical novel written as a mystery story The narrator frames th
  • Title: Everlasting Empire
  • Author: In-hwa Yi Richard C. Holbrooke Desaix Anderson Young-nan Yu Yi In-Hwa
  • ISBN: 9781891936029
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
Everlasting Empire In-hwa Yi Richard C. Holbrooke Desaix Anderson Young-nan Yu Yi In-Hwa Winner of the 2002 Daesan Foundation prize for Outstanding Literature in Translation Everlasting Empire Yongwonhan chekuk is a Korean historical novel written as a mystery story The narrator frames the main story with his discovery of a 150 year old manuscript Because of problems verifying the authenticity of the original writer, the narrator offers the book not asWinner of the 2002 Daesan Foundation prize for Outstanding Literature in Translation Everlasting Empire Yongwonhan chekuk is a Korean historical novel written as a mystery story The narrator frames the main story with his discovery of a 150 year old manuscript Because of problems verifying the authenticity of the original writer, the narrator offers the book not as genuine history but as a story The narrative opens on a winter morning in 1800 with the discovery that the Royal Book Examiner has died in the night while working alone on a secret project for the Korean king His death sets in motion a series of events revealing the contours of philosophical and political conflict among the literati in the royal court Set at a pivotal moment in Korean history, when the nation s last strong king was attempting to consolidate the authority of the monarchy against the dangerous encumbrance of bureaucratic factional infighting, and when Western ideas were beginning to infiltrate Korea, Everlasting Empire is not only an exciting and informative novel but offers genuine insight into the history and culture of late eighteenth early nineteenth century Korea The original Korean edition was published in 1993 and was a bestseller in Korea, selling than one million copies In was translated into French and published by Maisonneuve Larose in 2000 and was made into a film in Korean which collected six prestigious Grand Bell Awards Yi In hwa has achieved a goal that eludes most authors of historical fiction He has created a tale so plausible that it can almost pass for the work of a historian rather than a novelist This novel opens a window into the turbulent world of Chosen dynasty politics, in which political disagreements often had deadly consequences Yi In hwa has captured the rivalries, cruelty, and treachery on Chongjo s Seoul with a vividness equaled by few historical records, or even historians reconstructions I recommend Everlasting Empire to anyone who wants to experience political intrigue on the Korean peninsula two centuries ago From the Introduction by Don Baker
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One thought on “Everlasting Empire

  1. Cam

    While I liked this book, I think I need to read it again to fully understand what happened Not knowing Korean history or governmental customs of the 1800s, left me at a loss I was able to follow the murder mystery aspect of the story, but the importance of the story of the metal bound coffers went completely over my head I still gave the book 4 stars because the book was engaging and did explain quite a bit about the history and customs of the setting.

  2. Taylor Bradley

    While being a historical thriller, Everlasting Empire reminded me of certain fantasy books, in that it s filled with long passages of backstory that bring the narrative to halt Science fiction also appears to be an influence, with the author being insistent that the reader know every piece of research he did for the novel Such a great premise though.

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