Monkey: Folk Novel of China [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Monkey: Folk Novel of China

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Overview


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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802198846
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 203,912
  • File size: 442 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2002

    the best book EVER

    This is one of the greatest books i've ever read. I've read it over 4 times and am doing a 50 page project for school based upon it. It has absoloutly everything a great story needs: comedy, action, drama, and a really cool monkey... the only thing that dissapointed me is that it's not a full translation. Most of you aren't really interested in reading the 1800 page version.. yet. Just read this one, it's about 300 pages and you'll wish you had the full-length version. This book really has a great message, and in some small way I'd have to say its changes my life for the better. You really should try reading this one....

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2000

    Jack's perspective

    I read this entire book and it happenes to be 1800 pages long. I hate to read being at the age of 14 and all but loved this book or should I say books. The story was great, I loved reading the adventures of Monkey. Also I am a Dragonball Fan. I know everything about every season, every charecter, every series, you name it I know it. But heres something most of you Dragonball fans didnt know. This book was what inspired and influenced alot of the Dragonball series. Dragonball could have been about something completly diffrent if it werent for this popular chinesse story. This is a book that every true Dragonball fan should have.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    I love monkys

    I am 50 years old abd i still sleep with a monkey

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2011

    One of the best stories I've ever read!

    This book was amazing, it was one of the best stories that i have ever read. I could not put it down, i read the whole thing in a matter of two days. I highly recommend this book to everyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

    Great Read

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and glad I finally got to read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2002

    Great Sage was really great!

    This book is a must read for individuals interested in philosophy and eastern religions. The book is both a comedy and a book that allows the reader to evaluate the philosophy of their own life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2001

    Hi

    I think this was the best story ever.. Plus I love this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Yummy

    I like trains derp

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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