Find Your Next Favorite Book
New books for fans of fiction
Our Money-Back Guarantee

The Commoner

by

It is 1959 when Haruko marries the Crown Prince of Japan. Thirty years later, now Empress herself, she plays a crucial role in persuading another ... Show synopsis

Find your copy

Buy it from  $0.99
Buy new from  $0.99
Collectible from  $5.79

Change currency

Reviews of The Commoner

Overall customer rating: 4.500
Cariola

An Uncommon Work of Biofiction

by Cariola on Mar 29, 2008

A fairly interesting piece of bio-fiction, based on the life of Haruko, the young commoner who married the Japanese crown prince in 1957 (now the empress). Her daughter-in-law's similar situation--i.e., her difficulty in adjusting to the royal life--has recently been in the news again, and the book ends with an empathetic moment between the two women. (SInce the current emperor has no son, there is a movement on to allow a female to rule.) Should be of interest to those who enjoy reading about upper class life in modern Asia.

Read more...
dusk

the voice

by dusk on Mar 20, 2008

if? - then? beautiful questioning of the nature of the ruling class and the power of tradition in extreme chaos - poetic clues of the true reasons for many political and corporate conglomerate happenings affecting world culture from 1930's to present day

Love it or hate it? Review it now

Discussions about The Commoner

Start a new discussion
  1. What's on your mind? Review post guidelines

Join Today!

Share your ideas with other community members

Create account

Already a member?

Log in now

Subjects related to The Commoner

Get $300 in coupons and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!