The samurai : a novel.

ISBN: 0394727266, 9780394727264, 0811213463, 9780811213462
OCLC Number: 642058390
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Shusaku Endo
Translator: Van C. Gessel
Language: en
Publisher: Harper & Row, 1982; Kodansha International, 1982; Vintage, 1984, 1989; New Directions, 1997
Publication Place: New York; New York; New York; New York
Japanese Copyright Year: 1980
English Publication Date: 1982
Notes: Japanese title: Samurai.
Abstract: In the 17th Century, a Japanese trade delegation travels to Mexico accompanied by Father Velasco, a Franciscan missionary acting as interpreter. On the way he converts them, using the argument that this will assure the success of their mission. It doesn't and on their return to Japan they are persecuted for their new faith.