The Chinese Fairy Book

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Abundant with imperiled princesses, sorcerers both kind and evil, anthropomorphic animals, otherworldly ghosts, and more engaging characters, this captivating collection of yarns from ancient China offers 73 spellbinding stories. Glowing with timeless myths and legends, the tales have been carefully arranged as "Nursery Fairy Tales," "Legends of the Gods," "Tales of Saints and Magicians," "Nature and Animal Tales," "Ghost Stories," "Historic Legends," and "Literary ...
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Abundant with imperiled princesses, sorcerers both kind and evil, anthropomorphic animals, otherworldly ghosts, and more engaging characters, this captivating collection of yarns from ancient China offers 73 spellbinding stories. Glowing with timeless myths and legends, the tales have been carefully arranged as "Nursery Fairy Tales," "Legends of the Gods," "Tales of Saints and Magicians," "Nature and Animal Tales," "Ghost Stories," "Historic Legends," and "Literary Fairy Tales."
Selected from original Far Eastern sources and presented here in modern translations by Frederick H. Martens, these magical narratives will strike familiar chords with all readers . . . yet they remain uniquely Chinese, and simply wonderful!
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Preface
NURSERY FAIRY TALES
I. Women's Words Part Flesh and Blood
II. The Three Rhymsters
III. How Greed for a Trifling Thing Led a Man to Lose a Great One
IV. Who Was the Sinner?
V. The Magic Cask
VI. The Favorite of Fortune and the Child of Ill Luck
VII. The Bird with Nine Heads
VIII. The Cave of the Beasts
IX. The Panther
X. The Great Flood
XI. The Fox and the Tiger
XII. The Tiger's Decoy
XIII. The Fox and the Raven
XIV. Why Dog and Cat are Enemies
LEGENDS OF THE GODS
XV. How the Five Ancients Became Men
XVI. The Herd Boy and the Weaving Maiden
XVII. Yang Oerlang
XVIII. Notscha
XIX. The Lady of the Moon
XX. The Morning and the Evening Star
XXI. The Girl with the Horse's Head or the Silkworm Goddess
XXII. The Queen of Heaven
XXIII. The Fire-God
XXIV. The Three Ruling Gods
XXV. A Legend of Confucius
XXVI. The God of War
TALES OF SAINTS AND MAGICIANS
XXVII. The Halos of the Saints
XXVIII. Laotsze
XXIX. The Ancient Man
XXX. The Eight Immortals (I)
XXXI. The Eight Immortals (II)
XXXII. The Two Scholars
XXXIII. The Miserly Farmer
XXXIV. Sky O'Dawn
XXXV. King Mu of Dschou
XXXVI. The King of Huai Nan
XXXVII. Old Dschang
XXXVIII. The Kindly Magician
NATURE AND ANIMAL TALES
XXXIX. The Flower-Elves
XL. The Spirit of the Wu-Lian Mountain
XLI. The King of the Ants
XLII. The Little Hunting Dog
XLIII. The Dragon After His Winter Sleep
XLIV. The Spirits of the Yellow River
XLV. The Dragon-Princess
XLVI. Help in Need
XLVII. The Disowned Princess
XLVIII. Fox-Fire
GHOST STORIES
XLIX. The Talking Silver Foxes
L. The Constable
LI. The Dangerous Reward
LII. Retribution
LIII. The Ghost Who Was Foiled
LIV. The Punishment of Greed
LV. The Night on the Battlefield
LVI. The Kingdom of the Ogres
LVII. The Maiden Who Was Stolen Away
LVIII. The Flying Ogre
LIX. Black Arts
HISTORIC LEGENDS
LX. The Sorcerer of the White Lotus Lodge
LXI. The Three Evils
LXII. How Three Heroes Came By Their Deaths Because of Two Peaches
LXIII. How the River-God's Wedding Was Broken Off
LXIV. Dschang Liang
LXV. Old Dragonbeard
LXVI. How Molo Stole the Lovely Rose-Red
LXVII. The Golden Canister
LXVIII. Yang Gui Fe
LXIX. The Monk of the Yangtze-Kiang
LITERARY FAIRY TALES
LXX. The Heartless Husband
LXXI. Giauna the Beautiful
LXXII. The Frog Princess
LXXIII. Rose of Evening
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