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The Gathering Company : Part Three of the Marshes of Mount Liang
by Nai'an Shi and Guanzhong Luo and John Dent-Young




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In this third volume of the new translation of the Chinese classical novel generally known as The Water Margin, the company of outlaws on Mount Liang continues to grow. We meet 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 monk and his accomplice are found in the street, 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 rivers and lakes, we are not to forget how the story was launched, when 108 Demon Princes were released in a black cloud.

John Dent-Young is a writer and translator now working from his home in England. Alex Dent-Young is presently engaged in graduate studies at the University of Chicago.

Distributed by the University of Michigan Press in Canada and the United States and its dependencies.

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Overview

In this third volume of the new translation of the Chinese classical novel generally known as The Water Margin, the company of outlaws on Mount Liang continues to grow. We meet 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 monk and his accomplice are found in the street, 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 rivers and lakes, we are not to forget how the story was launched, when 108 Demon Princes were released in a black cloud.

John Dent-Young is a writer and translator now working from his home in England. Alex Dent-Young is presently engaged in graduate studies at the University of Chicago.

Distributed by the University of Michigan Press in Canada and the United States and its dependencies.



This item is Non-Returnable.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9789622018471
  • ISBN-10: 9622018475
  • Publisher: Chinese University of Hong Kong Press
  • Publish Date: January 2001
  • Page Count: 404
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

Series: Marshes of Mount Liang #3

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