|a47 ronin :|ba samurai story from Japan /|cadapted by Jennifer Bassett ; illustrated by Dragon76.
|aA samurai story from Japan
|aOxford :|bOxford University Press,|c2014.
|a56 p. :|bill. ;|c20 cm.
|aOxford bookworms library. True stories. Stage 1
|aStage 1: 400 headwords.
|aWord count: 6,079.
|aFirst published in Oxford Bookworms 2014.
|aWhen Lord Asano drew his sword on Lord Kira one spring day in 1701, it began a story that is now a national legend in Japan. Lord Kira lived, but Lord Asano died, and after his death, his samurai became ronin, samurai without a master. And so began their long plan for revenge on Kira. Their loyalty to their dead master made him famous, and people in Japan remember them to this day. The story of the forty-seven ronin has been told and retold for 300 years V in plays, novels, and films. A major Hollywood film was made about the forty-seven ronin in 2013.
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