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The Tiger Killers : Part Two of the Marshes of Mount Liang
by Nai'an Shi and Guanzhong Luo and John Dent-Young




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The Tiger Killers is the second volume of a new translation of the Chinese classical novel generally known as The Water Margin. Like the first volume, The Broken Seals, it follows the fortunes of various outlaw heroes as they move through a world of treacherous officials, jealous toadies, bullying jailers, hired assassins, foolhardy generals, and cannibalistic innkeepers.

This volume contains some of the most famous scenes in the novel, starting with the episode in which Wu Song gets drunk at the tavern, ascends the pass in late evening and kills a notorious man-eating tiger with his bare hands. His subsequent encounter with his midget brother's flirtatious wife, Jinlian or Golden Lotus, and her vain attempt to seduce him lead into a tale of adultery, callous murder and bloody vengeance. The second half of the book is concerned with Song Jiang's attempts to serve out his prison sentence honorably and to avoid becoming an outlaw, until he is unjustly condemned to death for a misconstrued poem. Toward the end of this volume we meet the violent Li Kui, variously known as Iron Ox or Black Whirlwind, who also turns out to have a way with tigers.

This volume consists of chapters 23 to 43 of the full 120-chapter version of the novel by Shi Nai'an and Luo Guanzhong. It is the first English translation based on this version.

John Dent-Young is a writer and translator now working from his home in England. Alex Dent-Young graduated from S.O.A.S. in London and 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

The Tiger Killers is the second volume of a new translation of the Chinese classical novel generally known as The Water Margin. Like the first volume, The Broken Seals, it follows the fortunes of various outlaw heroes as they move through a world of treacherous officials, jealous toadies, bullying jailers, hired assassins, foolhardy generals, and cannibalistic innkeepers.

This volume contains some of the most famous scenes in the novel, starting with the episode in which Wu Song gets drunk at the tavern, ascends the pass in late evening and kills a notorious man-eating tiger with his bare hands. His subsequent encounter with his midget brother's flirtatious wife, Jinlian or Golden Lotus, and her vain attempt to seduce him lead into a tale of adultery, callous murder and bloody vengeance. The second half of the book is concerned with Song Jiang's attempts to serve out his prison sentence honorably and to avoid becoming an outlaw, until he is unjustly condemned to death for a misconstrued poem. Toward the end of this volume we meet the violent Li Kui, variously known as Iron Ox or Black Whirlwind, who also turns out to have a way with tigers.

This volume consists of chapters 23 to 43 of the full 120-chapter version of the novel by Shi Nai'an and Luo Guanzhong. It is the first English translation based on this version.

John Dent-Young is a writer and translator now working from his home in England. Alex Dent-Young graduated from S.O.A.S. in London and 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: 9789622017511
  • ISBN-10: 9622017517
  • Publisher: Chinese University of Hong Kong Press
  • Publish Date: August 1997
  • Page Count: 456
  • Dimensions: 8.37 x 5.56 x 1.05 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds

Series: Marshes of Mount Liang #2

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