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Royall Tyler

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Royall Tyler has taught Japanese language and culture at many universities, including Harvard, the Australian National University, the University of Oslo, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He lives in Australia.

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The Algerine Captive
or, The Life and Adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill
Written by Royall Tyler
Introduction by Caleb Crain


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 9, 2002
Price: $16.00

A predecessor of both the nativist humor of Mark Twain and the exotic adventure stories of Washington Irving, Herman Melville, and Richard Dana, Royall Tyler’s The Algerine Captive is an entertaining romp through eighteenth-century society, a satiric look at a variety of American types, from the backwoods schoolmaster to the southern... Read more >
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The Algerine Captive
or, The Life and Adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill
Written by Royall Tyler
Introduction by Caleb Crain


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Japanese Tales

Written by Royall Tyler


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $19.95

Here are two hundred and twenty dazzling tales from medieval Japan, tales that welcome us into a fabulous, faraway world populated by saints and scoundrels, ghosts and magical healers, and a vast assortment of deities and demons. Stories of miracles, visions of hell, jokes, fables, and legends, these tales reflect the... Read more >
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Japanese Tales

Written by Royall Tyler


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: August 22, 2012
Price: $13.99

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