Release Date: 01 July 2010
Format: Paperback / softback
Category: Classic Fiction
"The Water Margin" is one of the oFour Great Classical Novelso of Chinese literature. Based upon the story of the historical bandit Song Jiang and his companions, this epic tale of a rebellion against tyranny has been thrilling and inspiring readers for hundreds of years. A stirring tale of a band of men left with no choice but to become outlaws when faced with a tyrannical and unjust government, "The Water Margin" is the Chinese equivalent of "Robin Hood and His Merry Men."
First gaining popularity in the West when it was translated by Pearl S. Buck as "All Men Are Brothers," this classic tale is presented here in a detailed translation more faithful to the Chinese original.
About the Author
Shi Naian is one of the respected elders of Chinese literature. In addition to authoring The Water Margin, he was also the teacher of Lo Kuan-Chung, the author of Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
J. H. Jackson first came into contact with Chinese culture through his involvement with Presbyterian missionary efforts. His translation of The Water Margin was the first to closely follow the text of the Chinese original.
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