Author: Natsume Soseki, C. John (Trans.)
ISBN: 9780241675281
Format: B-Format Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Botchan is a modern young man from the Tokyo metropolis, sent to the ultra-traditional Matsuyama district as a Maths teacher after his the death of his parents. Cynical, rebellious and immature, Botchan finds himself facing several tests, from the pupils – prone to playing tricks on their new, naive teacher; the staff – vain, immoral, and in danger of becoming a bad influence on Botchan; and from his own as-yet-unformed nature, as he finds his place in the world. One of the most popular novels in Japan where it is considered a classic of adolescence, as seminal as The Catcher in the Rye, Botchan is as funny, poignant and memorable as it was when first published, over 100 years ago.

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Natsume Soseki, C. John (Trans.)


B-Format Paperback


Penguin Classics