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    DescriptionWhen Marshal Hong breaks the seals which generations of Taoist Masters have placed on the temple doors to hold back 108 incarcerated Demon Princes, powerful forces of disorder are released. One after another, brave men fall out with officialdom and are obliged to join the brotherhood of the rivers and lakes -- the mixed company of heroes and vagabonds who live by their wits and their fighting skills. The story of "The Broken Seals" branches this way and that, following first one hero, then another, as their paths converge and part, until finally 108 brave -- but not entirely admirable -- men are united at the outlaws' stronghold in the Marshes of Mount Liang. The story takes us through the vast landscape of imperial China. We hear of epic duels, gargantuan feasts, and cunning ambushes, and we witness injustice, betrayal, murder and revenge. We are told also of the beauty of the moon during Mid-Autumn Festival or of the snow, crisp underfoot on a stormy night in the country.This volume consists of the first twenty-two chapters of the full 120-chapter version of the classic Chinese novel by Shi Nai'an and Luo Guanzhong. It is the first English translation based on this version that includes much of the verse. It offers the English reader something of the liveliness and humor of a work which has delighted generations of Chinese readers.

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    The Broken Seals: Part One of the "Marshes of Mount Liang"
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Shi Nai'an, By (author) Luo Guanzhong, Translated by John Dent-Young, Translated by Alan Dent-Young
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    ISBN 13: 9789622016026
    ISBN 10: 9622016022

    BIC E4L: GEN
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    B&T General Subject: 500
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    The Chinese University Press
    Imprint name
    The Chinese University Press
    Publication date
    31 December 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Hong Kong
    Author Information
    John Dent-Young has taught in Burma, Sri Lanka, Spain, and Thailand, and at present is lecturer in English at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.Alex Dent-Young works as a translator with Baker and Mckenzie in Hong Kong