Madame Chrysantheme — Volume 1 - Pierre Loti

Madame Chrysantheme — Volume 1

By Pierre Loti

  • Release Date: 1923-01-01
  • Genre: Romans et littérature


The book describes the affair between a French naval officer and Chrysanthème, a temporary "bride" purchased in Nagasaki. More broadly, Loti’s novel helped define the terms in which Occidentals perceived Japan as delicate, feminine, and, to use one of Loti’s favorite words, "preposterous"—in short, ripe for exploitation.