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In 220 EC, the 400-year-old rule of the mighty Han dynasty came to an end and three kingdoms contested for control of China. Liu Pei, legitimate heir to the Han throne, elects to fight for his birthright and enlists the aid of his sworn brothers, the impulsive giant Chang Fei and the invincible knight Kuan Yu. The brave band faces a formidable array of enemies, foremost among them the treacherous and bloodthirsty Ts'ao Ts'ao. The bold struggle of the three heroes seems doomed until the reclusive wizard Chuko ...

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Overview

In 220 EC, the 400-year-old rule of the mighty Han dynasty came to an end and three kingdoms contested for control of China. Liu Pei, legitimate heir to the Han throne, elects to fight for his birthright and enlists the aid of his sworn brothers, the impulsive giant Chang Fei and the invincible knight Kuan Yu. The brave band faces a formidable array of enemies, foremost among them the treacherous and bloodthirsty Ts'ao Ts'ao. The bold struggle of the three heroes seems doomed until the reclusive wizard Chuko Liang offers his counsel, and the tide begins to turn.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms is China's oldest novel and the first of a great tradition of historical fiction. Believed to have been compiled by the play-wright Lo Kuan-chung in the late fourteenth century, it is indebted to the great San-kuo chi (Chronicles of the Three Kingdoms) completed by the historian Ch'en Shou just before his death in 297 CE. The novel first appeared in print in 1522. This edition, translated in the mid-1920s by C. H. Brewitt-Taylor, is based on a shortened and simplified version which appeared in the 1670s. An Introduction to this reprint by Robert E. Hegel, Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature at Washington University, provides an insightful commentary on the historical background to the novel, its literary origins and its main characters.

This epic saga of brotherhood and rivalry, of loyalty and treachery, of victory and death, and the deeds of its heroes and villains during one of the most tumultuous periods in Chinese history, forms part of the indelible core of classical Chinese culture and continues to fascinate modern-day readers.

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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: 9780804834681
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Series: Tuttle Classics Series , #2
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 680
  • Sales rank: 115,302
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

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. He is generally credited as the main author of Romance of the Three Kingdoms and was also involved in the editing of Water Margin, two of the four great classical novels of Chinese literature.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2008

    Great

    i Played Dynasty Warriors 6 and i lovedd itt :P So i looked it up and found out it had books on it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2005

    Video Games Lead to Some Learning!

    When i played dynasty warriors i liked the story and decided to investigate the books, i have never made a better choice then that. This book is a great read for anyone who likes characters withambition, pride, and above all else virtue. This book amazes me with its story and i beleive that someone should take the time to advertise this book, because it might just become a best seller.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2014

    TRAINING ROOM

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2003

    Great story

    I dont even remember when I was introduced to this story, but it may have been from one of the many games by Koei based on it, such as the dynasty warriors games. The story is a great one, focused on the events of China preceeding and after the fall of the Han dynasty. The hero Liu Pei swears brotherhood with the often foolish Chang Fei and the honorable Kuan Yu to help quell the Yellow Turban rebellion. Later the tyrant Tong Cho appears on the scene, and his almighty henchman Lu Bu, an invincible warrior. Chaos erupts and the whole country is split among warlords. An amazing story based on amazing history. A must read. Make sure you get both volumes - i made the mistake of only getting the first originally.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2002

    A great story

    THe story is powerful and shows that love last forever and cannot be destroyed

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