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    The Gathering Company: Part Three of the "Marshes of Mount Liang" by Shi Nai'an and Luo Guanzhong (Marshes of Mount Liang) (Paperback)(English / Chinese) By (author) Shi Nai'an, By (author) Luo Guanzhong, Translated by John Dent-Young, Translated by Alex Dent-Young

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    DescriptionThis is the third volume of a series of the new translation of the Chinese classical novel generally known as "The Water Margin." In this volume, the company of outlaws on Mount Liang continues to grow: a butcher, a blacksmith, a public executioner, a petty thief... and the usual generals defecting from the government forces. Lu Zhishen, the Flowery Monk, and his companions from Twin Dragon Peak reappear and finally join the company, uniting two important strands of the story.Some episodes are relatively light: a tiger is stolen, an innkeeper's favorite rooster is illicitly eaten, Iron Ox is lowered to the bottom of a well and nearly gets forgotten. But in general the mood is darker. The naked bodies of a lecherous wife is carved up, an innocent child is mercilessly dispatched to gain a reluctant recruit. Chao Gai, the leader on Mount Liang, is killed in battle. Song Jiang replaces him, but for how long can he control his unruly forces? Despite the attraction of the life on the marshes, with its rootless freedom and rough code of honor, we are not to forget how the story was launched, when 108 Demon Princes were released in a black cloud.This series of new translation by John and Alex Dent-Young is also the first English translation of the 120-chapter version of "The Water Margin."


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    Title
    The Gathering Company
    Subtitle
    Part Three of the "Marshes of Mount Liang" by Shi Nai'an and Luo Guanzhong
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Shi Nai'an, By (author) Luo Guanzhong, Translated by John Dent-Young, Translated by Alex Dent-Young
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 404
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    Chinese
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789622018471
    ISBN 10: 9622018475
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78, 43
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 05
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 06
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27540
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET040
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/CHINES
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A24523050
    DC21: 895.1346
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, SOC008000
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    The Chinese University Press
    Imprint name
    The Chinese University Press
    Publication date
    01 March 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Hong Kong
    Author Information
    John Dent-Young is a writer and translator now working from his home in England. Alex Dent-Young is pursuing graduate studies at the University of Chicago.