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  • Published: 6 October 2000
  • ISBN: 9780099282891
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $24.99

Runaway Horses




The second novel in Mishima's masterful Sea of Fertility tetraology

RUNAWAY HORSES is the chronicle of a conspiracy, a novel about the roots and nature of Japanese fanaticism in the years that led to war - an era marked by depression, the upheaval of radical social change, political violence, and assassination.
Isao, the driven hero, is a young, engaging patriot fanatic. His father, a corrupt and temporising spouter of nationalist pieties, instils in him the ancient samurai ethos. In its service Isao organises a violent plot against the new industrialists who he believes are usurping the Emporer's rightful power and threatning the very integrity fo Japan. As the conspiracy unfolds - and ultimately unravels - Mishima brilliantly dramatises the conflicts of a decade that saw the fabric of Japanese life torn apart.

  • Pub date: 6 October 2000
  • ISBN: 9780099282891
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $24.99

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