Kingdoms in Peril

ISBN: 9780520380516 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2022 Autor: Feng Menglong Editură: University of California Press Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 344 Stoc: La comandă

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This abridged edition introduces readers to the power and drama of the electrifying classic Chinese novel. One of the great works of Chinese literature, beloved in East Asia but virtually unknown in the West, Kingdoms in Peril is an epic historical novel charting the five hundred years leading to the unification of China under the rule of the legendary First Emperor. Writing some fourteen hundred years later, the Ming-era author Feng Menglong drew on a vast trove of literary and historical documents to compose a gripping narrative account of how China came to be China.
Here, translated into English for the first time, Kingdoms in Peril recounts the triumphs and tragedies of those five hundred years, through stories taken from the lives of the unforgettable characters that defined and shaped the age in which they lived. This abridged edition distills the novel's distinct style and its most dramatic episodes into a single volume. Maintaining the spirit and excitement of the original novel, this edition weaves together nine of the most pivotal storylines--some extremely famous, others less well known. Readers will glimpse the intensity of tectonic events that shaped everyday lives, loves, and struggles, with powerful women featuring as prominently in the novel as they have in Chinese history. There are many historical works that provide an account of some of these events, but none are as thrilling and breathtakingly memorable as Kingdoms in Peril.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Feng Menglong
Data Publicarii
2022
Editura
University of California Press
Inaltime
20
Latime
13
Grosime
2.8
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
344
Subtitlu
A Novel of the Ancient Chinese World at War
Traducatori
Olivia Milburn
Bic
1FPC, F, HBJF
Greutate
318
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