The Tokaido Road (novel)

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The Tokaido Road
Author Lucia St. Clair Robson
Country United States
Language English
Genre Historical novel
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 513 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN ISBN 0-345-37026-0 (first edition, hardback)
OCLC 22277876
813/.54 20
LC Class PS3568.O3185 T65 1991

The Tokaido Road is a 1991 historical novel by Lucia St. Clair Robson. Set in 1702, it is a fictional account of the famous Japanese revenge story of the Forty-Seven Ronin. In feudal Japan, the Tōkaidō (meaning "Eastern Sea Road") was the main road, which ran between the imperial capital of Kyoto (where the Emperor lived), and the administrative capital of Edo (now Tokyo where the Shogun lived).

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