The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki

"The Makioka Sisters" is a novel set in pre-World War II Japan, following the lives of four sisters from a once-wealthy Osaka family. The story focuses on their struggles to maintain their traditional lifestyle and status in a rapidly changing society. The two elder sisters are concerned with finding a suitable husband for the third sister, while the youngest sister, more modern and independent, resists the constraints of her family's expectations. The book provides a detailed and nuanced exploration of the clash between tradition and modernity in Japanese society.

The 1279th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 282

Since this book was first published in 1948, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 282.0.

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