The Water Margin. Volume 1
- Author: Shi Nai'an
- Collection: "East" Collection
- Year: 28-01-2016
- Translator From Russian: K. Konstantinov, N.Tolchev, F.Nemanov
- Availability: In Stock
- Product Code: 1668-01
- SKU: 11.0130
- ISBN: 978-619-152-754-0
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Water Margin, also translated as Outlaws of the Marsh, Tale of the Marshes, All Men Are Brothers, Men of the Marshes, or The Marshes of Mount Liang, is a novel attributed to Shih Nai'an. Considered one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature, the novel is written in vernacular Chinese rather than Classical Chinese.
The story, set in the Song Dynasty, tells of how a group of 108 outlaws gathers at Mount Liang (or Liangshan Marsh) to form a sizable army before they are eventually granted amnesty by the government and sent on campaigns to resist foreign invaders and suppress rebel forces. It has introduced to readers many of the most well-known characters in Chinese literature, such as Wu Song, Lin Chong and Lu Zhishen.
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|Translator||From Russian: K. Konstantinov, N.Tolchev, F.Nemanov|
|Genre||Historical Fiction, Classics, China, Eastern Fiction Books, Adventure Novels|