Three Kingdoms: A Historical Novel. Abridged Edition / Edition 1

Three Kingdoms: A Historical Novel. Abridged Edition / Edition 1

by Guanzhong Luo, Kuan-Chung Lo, Luo Guanzhong
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520215850

ISBN-13: 9780520215856

Pub. Date: 09/30/1999

Publisher: University of California Press

Three Kingdoms tells the story of the fateful last reign of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 220), when the Chinese empire was divided into three warring kingdoms. Writing some twelve hundred years later, the Ming author Luo Guanzhong drew on histories, dramas, and poems portraying the crisis to fashion a sophisticated, compelling narrative that has become the Chinese…  See more details below

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Three Kingdoms tells the story of the fateful last reign of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 220), when the Chinese empire was divided into three warring kingdoms. Writing some twelve hundred years later, the Ming author Luo Guanzhong drew on histories, dramas, and poems portraying the crisis to fashion a sophisticated, compelling narrative that has become the Chinese national epic. The novel offers an intimate and unsparing view of how power is wielded, how diplomacy is conducted, and how wars are planned and fought. As important for Chinese culture as the Homeric epics have been for the West, this Ming dynasty masterpiece continues to be widely influential in China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam, and remains a great work of world literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520215856
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/30/1999
Edition description:
Abridged
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword to the Fifteenth Anniversary Abridged Edition by MOSS ROBERTS,
Preface to the Abridged Edition,
Acknowledgments to the Unabridged Edition,
Foreword to the Unabridged Edition by JOHN S. SERVICE,
THREE KINGDOMS: A HISTORICAL NOVEL,
Afterword: About Three Kingdoms by MOSS ROBERTS,
List of Principal Characters,
Chronology of Main Events,

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