Title: Monkey a Selection of Incidents from a 16th ...
Publisher: The Green Tiger Press, La Jolla, CA
Publication Date: 1979
Illustrator: Illustrated by Hazard, Eleanor
Edition: First Edition
VG, covers faded at top and spine edges; Marvelous illustrations, full page and in color; First; Illust. boards; Folio; No DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 387
Synopsis: 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.
From the Back Cover: 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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