Monkey King: Journey to the West

Author(s): Wu Ch'eng-en

Classics

One of China's Four Great Classical Novels, Monkey King was written anonymously during the Ming dynasty and is most commonly attributed to Wu Cheng'en, the son of a silk-shop clerk from east China. It recounts a Tang-dynasty monk's quest for Buddhist scriptures, accompanied by an omni-talented kung-fu Monkey King called Sun Wukong; a rice-loving divine pig; and a depressive man-eating river-sand monster. Comparable to The Canterbury Tales or Don Quixote, the tale is at once a comic adventure story, a humorous satire of Chinese bureaucracy, a spring of spiritual insight and an extended allegory in which the group of pilgrims journeys towards enlightenment.

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General Fields

  • : 9780141393445
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.56699
  • : April 2021
  • : 3.5 Centimeters X 13.8 Centimeters X 20.4 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 895.1346
  • : English
  • : 2105
  • : Hardback
  • : Wu Ch'eng-en