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List of best books about samurai, including jacket cover images when available. Though many readers think of Clavell's Shogun as the premiere samurai novel, there are many other fantastic books about the legendary Japanese swordsman as wellAll these popular books on Samurai are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched Samurai bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about Samurai. If you're looking for a list of top books on Samurai then you're in the right place.

The list you're viewing has a variety of books in it, like The Snow Empress and The way of the traitor. You should be able to answer the question, "What are the best books about Samurai?" after checking out this list.

This greatest Samurai book list contains various bits of information, such as the author's names and what genre the books fall under. Most of these Samurai books can be bought on Amazon with one easy click.

Jon Scieszka, Frank Miller, and Laura Joh Rowland have all written books about Samurai.

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Musashi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Eiji Yoshikawa Musashi is a Japanese novel written by Eiji Yoshikawa. It was serialized in 1935 in the newspaper Asahi Shimbun.

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Shogun: A Novel of Japan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
James Clavell Shōgun is a 1975 novel by James Clavell. It is the first novel of the author's Asian Saga. A major bestseller, by 1990 the book had sold 15 million copies worldwide. Beginning in feudal Japan ...more

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Cloud of sparrows is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Takashi Matsuoka Cloud of Sparrows is the first historic novel by author Takashi Matsuoka featuring the struggle of Genji, the young Great Lord of Akaoka, in the year 1861. This is only six years after Japan ...more

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The way of the traitor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Laura Joh Rowland

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The samurai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Anthony J. Bryant

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The 47 Ronin Story is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books About Samurai

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Autumn bridge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Takashi Matsuoka

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Taiko is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Eiji Yoshikawa

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Gai-Jin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
James Clavell Gai-Jin is a 1993 novel by James Clavell, chronologically the third book in his Asian Saga, although it was the last to be published. Taking place about 20 years after the events of Tai-Pan, it ...more

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Ronin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Frank Miller Ronin is a comic book limited series published between 1983 and 1984, by DC Comics. The series was written and drawn by Frank Miller with artwork painted by Lynn Varley. It takes place in a ...more

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The Samurai's Garden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Gail Tsukiyama The Samurai's Garden is a 1996 novel by American author Gail Tsukiyama. Many consider it to be Tsukiyama's finest work, and an influential piece in Asian literature. The Samurai's Garden is ...more

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Samurai. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Caroline Leavitt

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The Snow Empress is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Laura Joh Rowland The Snow Empress is a 2007 mystery novel written by Laura Joh Rowland, set in the Genroku of historical Japan It is the 12th book in the Sano Ichiro series. It combines a murder mystery with a ...more

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Black Lotus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Laura Joh Rowland

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The Samurai is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Caballero90 added Shusaku Endo The Samurai is a novel by Japanese author Shusaku Endo first published in 1980. It tells a fictionalized story of a 17th Century diplomatic mission to Nueva España by Japanese noblemen, ...more

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Sam Samurai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Jon Scieszka

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The Blade of the Courtesans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books About Samurai

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Red Chrysanthemum is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Laura Joh Rowland

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The Pillow Book of Lady Wister... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books About Samurai
Laura Joh Rowland The Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria is a book by Laura Joh Rowland.