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Author Stone, Grace Zaring, 1891-1991.

Title The bitter tea of General Yen / Grace Zaring Stone ; foreword by Victoria Wilson.

Publication Info. New York : Vintage Books, 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Fiction  F Stone, G.    ---  Available
Edition First Vintage Books edition.
Description pages cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Vintage movie classics
Summary "The groundbreaking novel behind Frank Capra's melodrama starring Barbara Stanwyck and Nils Asther. Traveling to Shanghai to marry her medical missionary fianc?e the beautiful Megan Davis finds herself caught in the toils of civil war between Republican and Communist forces. Determined to save the inhabitants of an orphanage in a Communist-occupied city nearby, Megan joins a nighttime rescue mission that ends up under attack by a mob. She avoids death only thanks to the intervention of General Yen, who brings her to his palace, where they come to form an unlikely trust and companionship in one another. As the political climate sours and violence outside the palace walls escalates, the motives behind various associates of the General are called into suspicion, leading to an unexpected and irreparable betrayal. Originally published in 1930, this absorbing novel of war-torn China was adapted into film in 1933"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Missionaries, Medical -- Fiction.
China -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
FICTION / Media Tie-In.
FICTION / Classics.
FICTION / Literary.
ISBN 9780804170864 (paperback)
9780804170871 (ebook)

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