Monkey: A Selection of Incidents from a 16th Century Novel by Wu Ch'eng-en

Hazard, Eleanor

Published by The Green Tiger Press, 1979
ISBN 10: 0914676148 / ISBN 13: 9780914676140
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

4to. Unpaginated. Decorated blue paper boards with blue cloth tie. With full-page color illustrations by the author. Light fading and wear to cover edges. Else, in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
0 avg rating
(0 ratings)

Synopsis: Also known as Journey to the West, Wu Ch'eng-en's Monkey is one of the Four Great Classical Novels in Chinese literature, translated by Arthur Waley in Penguin Classics. Monkey depicts the adventures of Prince Tripitaka, a young Buddhist priest on a dangerous pilgrimage to India to retrieve sacred scriptures accompanied by his three unruly disciples: the greedy pig creature Pipsy, the river monster Sandy - and Monkey. Hatched from a stone egg and given the secrets of heaven and earth, the irrepressible trickster Monkey can ride on the clouds, become invisible and transform into other shapes - skills that prove very useful when the four travellers come up against the dragons, bandits, demons and evil wizards that threaten to prevent them in their quest. Wu Ch'eng-en wrote Monkey in the mid-sixteenth century, adding his own distinctive style to an ancient Chinese legend, and in so doing created a dazzling combination of nonsense with profundity, slapstick comedy with spiritual wisdom. Arthur Waley's humorous and energetic translation is accompanied by an introduction discussing the story's background in history and legend, its elements of anti-bureaucratic satire and the allegorical nature of its characters Very little is known about Wu Ch'eng-en (c.1505-80) although he is believed to have held the post of District Magistrate for a time. He had a reputation as a good poet but only a few rather commonplace verses of his survive in an anthology of Ming poetry and in a local gazetteer.If you enjoyed Monkey, you might like Confucius's The Analects, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.

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.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Monkey: A Selection of Incidents from a 16th...
Publisher: The Green Tiger Press
Publication Date: 1979
Binding: Hardcover
Illustrator: Eleanor Hazard

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hazard, Eleanor, Wu, Ch'Eng-En, Wu, Cheng-En
Published by Green Tiger Press (1979)
ISBN 10: 0914676148 ISBN 13: 9780914676140
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookmans
(Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Green Tiger Press, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. Wear and Tear Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001602667

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 42.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Ch'eng-en, Wu
Published by A Star & Elephant Book from The Green Tiger Press, La Jolla, CA (1979)
ISBN 10: 0914676148 ISBN 13: 9780914676140
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA
(Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description A Star & Elephant Book from The Green Tiger Press, La Jolla, CA, 1979. Hardcover. Eleanor Hazard (illustrator). Thin folio [37 cm] Illustrated paper covered boards with an illustrated paper label mounted to the front board, and a blue string tie binding. Good only. The boards are slightly warped, and have large light stains. There are also multiple scribble marks on the front board, as well as an old price-sticker stain on the rear board. The underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. There are tears in the paper along the joints, and there are numerous losses from the paper of the spine. The string tie binding is frayed at the ends. The endsheets are cracked along the hinges, and there is a 1 inch long crack in the rear endsheet along the hinge. There is a gift inscription on the front free endsheet. There is a small smudge stain on the title page. Eleanor Hazard also illustrated Somebody Spilled the Sky by Ruth Krauss. Bookseller Inventory # 33556

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 50.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Hazard, Eleanor, Wu, Ch'Eng-En, Wu, Cheng-En
Published by Green Tiger Press (1979)
ISBN 10: 0914676148 ISBN 13: 9780914676140
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
HPB-Dallas
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Green Tiger Press, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000939007

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 52.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Wu, Cheng'En; Hazard, Eleanor
Published by Green Tiger Press, U.S.A. (1979)
ISBN 10: 0914676148 ISBN 13: 9780914676140
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AFTER WORDS OF ANN ARBOR
(Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Green Tiger Press, U.S.A., 1979. Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, as Published. Hazard, Eleanor (illustrator). Unused tight, square, and bright copy bound in boards covered with light blue decorative paper, laid-on title on front cover, and spine stitched with heavy dark blue braided cord. At some point the cord became wet and bled onto the back cover and top page edges, leaving a blue stain, but no damage to the endpapers or interior of the book resulted. A selection of trickster tales featuring clever Monkey, who uses his sly wit to vanquish foes. Hazard's full page illustrations are bright and colorful, in a pseudo-oriental style. Unpaginated. Click on BOOKSTORES to view our selection of new and unused (remainder marked) children's and young adult titles. Due to size and weight of this item, additional shipping charges may be necessary. Bookseller Inventory # 0914676148-B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 60.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Cheng-En Wu; Ch'Eng-En Wu; Eleanor Hazard
Published by Little Simon (1979)
ISBN 10: 0914676148 ISBN 13: 9780914676140
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little Simon, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0914676148

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 66.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Cheng-En Wu; Ch'Eng-En Wu; Eleanor Hazard
Published by Green Tiger Press (1979)
ISBN 10: 0914676148 ISBN 13: 9780914676140
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Minden, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Green Tiger Press, 1979. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0914676148-2-4

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 82.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Wu Cheng'en; Eleanor Hazard.
Published by La Jolla, CA: Green Tiger Press. (1979)
ISBN 10: 0914676148 ISBN 13: 9780914676140
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Wittenborn Art Books
(San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description La Jolla, CA: Green Tiger Press., 1979. Book Condition: Good. Folio. [30 pp.] Illustrated boards bound with thick blue string. Very Good. Color plates. Illustrations by Eleanor Hazard, text from Wu Ch'eng-en. Bookseller Inventory # 19-4453

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 75.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Ch'eng-en, Wu
Published by Green Tiger Press (1979)
ISBN 10: 0914676148 ISBN 13: 9780914676140
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Kestrel Books
(Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Green Tiger Press, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Folio(14"tall)decorated paper over boards with chinese chord binding. Near Fine with minor discolouration to top edge and backstrip and a minor bump to upper fore-edge of front cover, minor grease spot to rear cover. SCARCE. **NOTE: A large and heavy book that may require extra postage.**. Bookseller Inventory # 8366

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 80.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Wu, Cheng-En; Wu, Ch'Eng-En; Hazard, Eleanor
Published by Green Tiger Press (1979)
ISBN 10: 0914676148 ISBN 13: 9780914676140
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Griffin Books
(Stamford, CT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Green Tiger Press, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Large format string bound in decorated boards. Tight and unmarked with light age related wear. oversized and overweight. Please email for photos. Larger books or sets may require additional shipping charges. Books sent via US Postal. Bookseller Inventory # 74608

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 99.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Wu, Cheng-En, Wu, Ch'Eng-En, Hazard, Ele
Published by Green Tiger Press (1979)
ISBN 10: 0914676148 ISBN 13: 9780914676140
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Green Tiger Press, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020914676148

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 108.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 7 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book