Romance of the Three Kingdoms Volume 1 [NOOK Book]

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The Romance of the Three Kingdoms is Lo Kuan-chung's retelling of the events attending the fall of the Han Dynasty in 220 A.D., one of the most tumultuous and fascinating periods in Chinese history. It is an epic saga of brotherhood and rivalry, of loyalty and treachery, of victory and death. As important for Chinese culture as the Homeric epics have been for the West, this fourteenth-century masterpiece continues to be loved and read throughout China as well as in Japan, ...
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Overview


The Romance of the Three Kingdoms is Lo Kuan-chung's retelling of the events attending the fall of the Han Dynasty in 220 A.D., one of the most tumultuous and fascinating periods in Chinese history. It is an epic saga of brotherhood and rivalry, of loyalty and treachery, of victory and death. As important for Chinese culture as the Homeric epics have been for the West, this fourteenth-century masterpiece continues to be loved and read throughout China as well as in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.
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"One of the greatest and best-loved works of popular literature."—Dictionary of Oriental Literatures
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462902804
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/20/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 705
  • Sales rank: 278,674
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Lo Kuan-Chung (c.1330-c.1400) was a novelist and dramatist who played an important role in the development of Chinese popular fiction.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2004

    Dynasty Warriors not Just a Game

    I may be just some teenager who was introduced to the Era of the Three Kingdoms by Dynasty Warriors 4, but this may be the single best thing I've ever dug up information on. The story, although rather complex, focuses on the the Three Kingdoms of Shu, Wei, and Wu, as each of them attempts to gain total control of China. But first, there are the Yellow Turbans, then the tyrant Dong Zhuo with the invincible Lu Bu serving as his bodyguard, and then Lu Bu himself. And after the Alliance, the three leaders return to their territories and so begins the desire to control China. From the time of the so-called 'Yellow Turban' Rebellion in 184, to the unification of China under the Jin Dynasty in 280, there isn't one page in this book that will cause your attention to stray. I guarantee it.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2003

    BEST BOOK EVER

    Recently i hav read this book n played many games that related to this book(lets go dw1234!!!! n RTK romance of the three kingdoms series)after i ordered the *UNABRIDGED* version of this book, i was amazed. the author wrote this book in so much amounts of detail, that (for those of u already read it) wen Xiahou Yuan or Deng Ai died or Sima Zhao took over,i literally cried (i am a Wei fan;) ) because the author wrote so good that u can actully hear, feel, touch, see the charima of Liu Bei, the great ambition Cao Cao possesd and the cunning wit of Zhuge Liang(boo....lol). One of the things that i enjoyed from this book was the similies n phrases people said because they are clear of wat they meant sounds so good. THE WORST THING EVER WAS THAT THE BOOK HAD TO END!!!!!! MAYBE ANOTHER SEVERAL THOUSAND PAGES COULD HAVE DONE IT....well. anyway, this is a must read book for anybody who enjoy historical novels n people who r into battles n strategies n stuff. Well happy reading......

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2004

    love this book so much

    well to start off i LOVE and i meen LOVE the Dynasty warriour games there the best. this book is long but u will love it i love stratagy because i'm a stratagest in the game counter-strike this book tells the tale of the han dynasty (if u like china then this book is for u)its werid that they think that dio chan never exested she played a big roll it was sad when sun jian died (i'm a wu fan)zhou yu is my favorit person. this is a must read who cares how long it is just read it i give it an A+ ^_^

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2002

    A Timeless Tale of Heroism and Turmoil

    Romance Of The Three Kingdoms is a great book becuase it properly displays the time of the Three Kingdoms which lasted in China from the year 185 to 256. The first volume talks about how the Three Kingdoms in China came to be. It shows how the three emperors, Liu Bei, Sun Quan, and Cao Cao come to power and control the fate of China. The first volume sets the setting and emotion of the book, the second volume describes the rest. This book is highly recommended for personal reading time.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2014

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    Posted April 19, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    The novel is amazing

    Highly encourage people to read this and the second volume :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    The delivery was in a timely manner. Everything was as it should be.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2008

    One of five books that makes a reader Chinese

    I always love Classic books, any culture. I know Homer's epic make me a westerner Bible recreates me a Christian American History imprints her dream on a soul Shakespeare makes world Elizabethan... and soccer makes world one group of lovely intoxicated fanatics. So this book is one of the five greatest books that make reader a Chinese, not by a passport of special paper and authorized stamps, but a part of true epic history that many people lived and struggled. This book is not fiction, but history, in comparison to literature novels, it may lack of inner feeling topic of a human soul, but the purpose of editor was to narrate a nation, a group of people or generations, so this book does not concentrate on any individual. This book should be in a non-fiction section, as culture study book, but much lively than other historical document, that editor Luo Guan Zhong followed ancient Chinese document tradition to modify the document of three kingdom history and compiled as what we read now. So a reader would travel from time machine of paper made to truly experience that era by the genius work of the editor that put the history document in a romantic style without losing its authenticity. This is the flagship of ancient Chinese literature concept of writing is sowed and reaped from historical truth and reality. I love both concept of literature, the genius of creative ability of western and master skill of historical recording of east, in between chasing dream and analyzing reality, we struggle from past to future in flash of life to become human being. If God does not come in next 100 years, this book and other four will be widely received, read and reached. History is our novel, while fiction cannot be created without platform of reality. My goodness, I am stretchy:-)

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2007

    Phenomenal

    This book is amazing as well as the game. I think this book should be more known tosociety for its outstanding fatigue and wonderful storyline.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2006

    amazing!

    I love this book! It's so accurate and absolutely enthralling! From Hua Xiong and Guan Yu's skirmish to the battle of Chi Bi, this book is amazing.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2004

    Great Book!

    This is one of the best books I have ever read. Its so discriptive on how every one felt. When Chou Yu was trying to out think Kongming it was very cool thinking of the ways that Kongming could guess what Chou Yu was trying to do. You must read this book!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2003

    'Amazing Classic'

    This classic truly stands up to its reputation. It definitely encompasses the true story of the three warring clans into and amazing epic of courage and excitement. I would definitely recomend this book to anyone.

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