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Monkey a Selection of Incidents from a 16th Century Chinese Novel

Wu Ch'eng-En

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ISBN 10: 0914676148 / ISBN 13: 9780914676140
Published by The Green Tiger Press, La Jolla, CA, 1979
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VG, covers faded at top and spine edges; Marvelous illustrations, full page and in color; First; Illust. boards; Folio; No DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 387

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Title: Monkey a Selection of Incidents from a 16th ...

Publisher: The Green Tiger Press, La Jolla, CA

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Illustrated by Hazard, Eleanor

Edition: First Edition

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Probably the most popular book in the history of the Far East, this classic sixteenth century novel is a combination of picaresque novel and folk epic that mixes satire, allegory, and history into a rollicking adventure. It is the story of the roguish Monkey and his encounters with major and minor spirits, gods, demigods, demons, ogres, monsters, and fairies. This translation, by the distinguished scholar Arthur Waley, is the first accurate English version; it makes available to the Western reader a faithful reproduction of the spirit and meaning of the original.

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Probably the most popular book in the history of the Far East, this classic combination of picaresque novel and folk epic mixes satire, allegory, and history into a rollicking tale. It is the story of the roguish Monkey and his encounters with major and minor spirits, gods, demigods, demons, ogres, monsters, and fairies.

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