The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki

Tanizaki's masterpiece is the story of four sisters, and the declining fortunes of a traditional Japanese family. It is a loving and nostalgic recreation of the sumptuous, intricate upper-class life of Osaka immediately before World War Two. With surgical precision, Tanizaki lays bare the sinews of pride, and brings a vanished era to vibrant life.

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The 526th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 99th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  2. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
  3. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Makioka Sisters Paperback 1510956 $4.33 $0.01 1981
Makioka Sisters Paperback 7509407 $0.03
The Makioka Sisters Paperback 22239 $6.94 $0.01 1995
The Makioka Sisters (Everyman's Library (Cloth)) Hardcover 935105 $22.00 $10.25 1993
Las hermanas Makioka / The Makioka Sisters (Spanish Edition) Paperback 3850740 $12.00 $11.99 2014
The Makioka Sisters Hardcover 5354476 $5.99
The Makioka Sisters Paperback 3763145 $11.85 $7.28 1993