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 #
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.
Title: Monkey: A Selection of Incidents from a 16th...
Publisher: The Green Tiger Press
Publication Date: 1979
Illustrator: Eleanor Hazard
Book Description Green Tiger Press, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. Wear and Tear Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001602667
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
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
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
Book Description Little Simon, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0914676148
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
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
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
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
Book Description Green Tiger Press, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020914676148