Monkey (Paperback)

Folk Novel of China

By Wu Ch'eng-En, Arthur Waley (Translator), Hu Shih (Introduction by)

Grove Press, 9780802130860, 320pp.

Publication Date: January 12, 1994

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (5/12/2020)
Compact Disc (11/1/2015)
MP3 CD (5/12/2020)

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Probably the most popular book in the history of the Far East, this classic sixteenth century novel is a combination of picaresque novel and folk epic that mixes satire, allegory, and history into a rollicking adventure. It is the story of the roguish Monkey and his encounters with major and minor spirits, gods, demigods, demons, ogres, monsters, and fairies. This translation, by the distinguished scholar Arthur Waley, is the first accurate English version; it makes available to the Western reader a faithful reproduction of the spirit and meaning of the original.