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By Wu Ch'eng-en, Arthur Waley

ISBN-10: 0140441115

ISBN-13: 9780140441116

Monkey depicts the adventures of Prince Tripitaka, a tender Buddhist priest on a deadly pilgrimage to India to retrieve sacred scriptures observed via his 3 unruly disciples: the grasping pig creature Pipsy, the river monster Sandy and Monkey. Hatched from a stone egg and given the secrets and techniques of heaven and earth, the irrepressible trickster Monkey can trip at the clouds, develop into invisible and remodel into different shapes abilities that end up very worthwhile whilst the 4 guests arise opposed to the dragons, bandits, demons and evil wizards that threaten to avoid them of their quest. Wu Ch'eng-en wrote Monkey within the mid-sixteenth century, including his personal special type to an historical chinese language legend, and in so doing created a stunning mixture of nonsense with profundity, slapstick comedy with religious wisdom.

Wu Cheng'en (1500? or 1506?-1582) , was once a chinese language novelist and poet of the Ming Dynasty.

Arthur Waley used to be a uncommon authority on chinese and literature. He was once honoured time and again in the course of his lifetime for his awesome translations from the chinese language and in 1935 he was once presented the Queen's medal for poetry that's basically given at rare periods. His many courses contain a hundred and seventy chinese language poems, the story of Genji (6 volumes), the best way and its strength, the true Tripitaka and Yuam Mei.

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