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[new] Soseki Natsume's Botchan: The Manga Edition

One of Japan's Most Popular Novels of All Time - Now Available in Manga Form!

Soseki Natsume's Botchan: The Manga Edition
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Author Soseki Natsume
Adapter Kaori Okura
Translator Makiko Itoh
Price JPY 2,200
ISBN 978-4-8053-1782-2
Format 140x203mm 192pages Paperback
Availability In stock
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Description

Reckless but unfailingly honest, Botchan is the youngest son in a middle-class Tokyo family. Following his graduation from college, he takes a job as a math teacher on the island of Shikoku, far from the city. Thrust into this alien small-town environment, Botchan encounters nothing but trouble from his students and fellow teachers. Among his tormentors are the pompous, two-faced vice-principal; his fawning sidekick?the art teacher; the spineless principal; and a pack of brawny, prankster students ? all of whom seem out to get him. Mayhem ensues, but in the end Botchan prevails through honesty and dogged determination.

A modern classic, Botchan rivals Soseki's famous I Am a Cat in popularity in Japan. This is the funniest of Soseki's novels, a penetrating portrait of a young man's quest to survive the suffocating hypocrisy of everyone around him while remaining true to his beliefs.

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