What are the best books by Yukio Mishima?

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    Stephanie Stone
    Written on October 17, 2018
    "I love to read, and It's a great way to pass time on the train on my commute, but I also get dizzy if I read while moving, which bummed me out, but I found this AudiobooksNow thing and now I can't get enough. I've been eating up my reading list thanks to this!"
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      Confessions of a Mask

      Confessions of a Mask is a fiction novel written by Yukio Mishima. This book's original title was Kamen no Kokuhaku and it was first published in 1949. The English translated version was published by New Directions Publishing.

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      $5.3 - Varies by seller

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      Carol Medina
      Written on April 24, 2018
      "Looks pretty good! I like this and I think it is one of the best by this person."
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      Carol Medina
      Written on April 24, 2018
      "Looks pretty good! I like this and I think it is one of the best by this person."
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      Forbidden Colors

      Forbidden Colors is a fiction novel written by Yukio Mishima. This book's original title was Kinjiki and it was first published in 1951. The English translated version was published by Alfred A. Knopf.

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      $16.95

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      Jack Yi
      Written on May 6, 2018
      "I have trouble getting into native Asian novels but the translation was really good with this one. Interesting characters and a very original story. Good read for me."
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      Jack Yi
      Written on May 6, 2018
      "I have trouble getting into native Asian novels but the translation was really good with this one. Interesting characters and a very original story. Good read for me."
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      The Sound of the Waves

      The Sound of the Waves is a speculative fiction novel written by Yukio Mishima. This book's original title was Shiosai and it was first published in 1954. The English translated version was published by Vintage Books.

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      $17.75

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      Charlotte Ding
      Written on April 25, 2018
      "I think the sound of the waves is not his best work since he became famous for other more famous and recognized works such as Confessions of a Mask in 1949 and another great..."
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      Charlotte Ding
      Written on April 25, 2018
      "I think the sound of the waves is not his best work since he became famous for other more famous and recognized works such as Confessions of a Mask in 1949 and another great success as Thirst for Love in 1950 so I think the sound of waves It is not the solution."
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      Runaway Horses

      Runaway Horses is a fiction novel written by Yukio Mishima. This book's original title was Honba and it was first published in 1969. It has an English version translated by Michael Gallagher.

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      $22

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      Christian Munoz
      Written on April 29, 2018
      "A lovely book. This one is well executed, paced correctly and generally a entertaining read that's difficult to put down at times! If you love Yukio, then you'll adore this..."
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      Christian Munoz
      Written on April 29, 2018
      "A lovely book. This one is well executed, paced correctly and generally a entertaining read that's difficult to put down at times! If you love Yukio, then you'll adore this book as well."
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      The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
      The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea is Yukio Mishima's depiction of teenage angst and rebellion against the ideal adult life, and how their emotions can lead them to make terrible choices with irreparable consequences. 
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      $15 - Varies by Seller

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      Ridhi Pawar
      Written on April 30, 2018
      "Excellent book about the realism of life. My teen may not be listening to me when I repeat these valuable life lessons, but this book gets the message across."
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      Ridhi Pawar
      Written on April 30, 2018
      "Excellent book about the realism of life. My teen may not be listening to me when I repeat these valuable life lessons, but this book gets the message across."
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      Sun and Steel

      Sun and Steel: Art, Action and Ritual Death is an autobiographical novel written by Yukio Mishima. This book was originally published in October 1968. It has an English version translated by John Bester.

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      $64.99 - Varies by seller

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      Will Xu
      Written on April 26, 2018
      "This is one of the best Yukio Mishima books. He is very to the subject and his views may be extreme but it is a fascinating read."
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      Will Xu
      Written on April 26, 2018
      "This is one of the best Yukio Mishima books. He is very to the subject and his views may be extreme but it is a fascinating read."
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      Silk and Insight

      Silk and Insight is a fiction novel written by Yukio Mishima. This book was originally published in October 1964 by Routledge. It has an English version translated by Hiroaki Sato.

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      Joan Peterson
      Written on April 30, 2018
      "Silk and Insight is a lovely book, and one of the best books written by Yukio Mishima, deep, insightful, and beautiful. The translation is excellent too. If you're looking for..."
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      Joan Peterson
      Written on April 30, 2018
      "Silk and Insight is a lovely book, and one of the best books written by Yukio Mishima, deep, insightful, and beautiful. The translation is excellent too. If you're looking for a good piece of fiction, expand your horizons and grab a copy of Silk and Insight. It is a pleasurable read."
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      My Friend Hitler

      My Friend Hitler is a fiction and drama play written by Yukio Mishima. This book was originally published in December 1968. It has an English version published by the Columbia University Press.

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      $32

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      Andrea Rivera
      Written on April 26, 2018
      "An intriguing publication of the well known Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima's plays, which where performed during his lifetime."
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      Andrea Rivera
      Written on April 26, 2018
      "An intriguing publication of the well known Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima's plays, which where performed during his lifetime."
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      Acts of Worship: Seven Stories

      Acts of Worship: Seven Stories is a fiction novel written by Yukio Mishima. This book was originally published in September 2002 by Kodansha USA. It is a collection of stories ever written by Mishima - an award-winning author and playwright.

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      Brian Allen
      Written on April 24, 2018
      "This is a collection of short stories by Yukio Mishima. I am a huge fan of his novels but his short stories have a little different feel to them. I still really enjoyed this..."
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      Brian Allen
      Written on April 24, 2018
      "This is a collection of short stories by Yukio Mishima. I am a huge fan of his novels but his short stories have a little different feel to them. I still really enjoyed this book but I think his novels are a little better."
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      Madame de Sade

      Madame de Sade is a stage play written by Yukio Mishima. This book was originally published in November 1976 by the Gallimard. It has an English version translated by Donald Keene.

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      $49 - Varies by seller

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      Jack Lawrence
      Written on April 30, 2018
      "It is not one of her best works, but it is worth a read still. This book in particular is a stage play originally published in 1976. If you don't want the French version,..."
      JL
      Jack Lawrence
      Written on April 30, 2018
      "It is not one of her best works, but it is worth a read still. This book in particular is a stage play originally published in 1976. If you don't want the French version, preferring instead to read it in English, look for the version written by Donald Keene. It loses some of its magic, but it still holds up."

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    Best books by Yukio Mishima
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Confessions of a Mask Books 20 Paid
    2 Forbidden Colors Books 18 Paid
    3 The Sound of the Waves Books 16 Paid
    4 Runaway Horses Books 14 Paid
    5 The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea Books 14 Paid
    6 Sun and Steel Books 13 Paid
    7 Silk and Insight Books 11 Paid
    8 My Friend Hitler Books 10 Paid
    9 Acts of Worship: Seven Stories Books 9 Paid
    10 Madame de Sade Books 8 Paid
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