Monkey: Folk Novel of China (Paperback)

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By Wu Ch'êng-Ên, Arthur Waley (Translator), Hu Shih (Introduction by)
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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802130860
ISBN-10: 0802130860
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: January 12th, 1994
Pages: 320
Language: English