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Author: Wu Ch'eng-En
Series: Pocket Penguins
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'"After all," he said, "you're only a monkey spirit. How can you delude yourself into supposing that you can seize the Jade Emperor's throne?"' Featuring the adventures of the irrepressible, cloud-riding trickster Monkey and his band of unruly disciples, this centuries-old Chinese fantasy blends beauty with absurdity, nonsense with profundity.

Author description

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.

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General Fields

  • : 9780241259184
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : November 2016
  • : 181mm X 111mm X 23mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Wu Ch'eng-En
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 895.1346
  • : 400