Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 7, 2011 - Fiction - 288 pages
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This fresh and elegant translation of one hundred tales from twenty-five centuries of Chinese literature opens up a magical world far from our customary haunts. Illustrated with woodcuts.

With black-and-white drawings throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
 

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Seems like a good book, but has a bit too many hard words for little children.

Contents

Sea Prince
15
Jade Leaves
30
The Peach Thief
45
The Missing Axe
58
Overdoing It
59
A Small Favor
74
The Sun
87
The Repentant Tiger of Chaocheng
100
The Master and the Serving Maid
137
The Golden Toothpick
150
The Monk from Everclear
165
Drinking Companions
178
Sharp Sword
195
The Sheep Butcher and His King
199
The Grooms Crimes
212
A Fine Phoenix
225

Counselor to the Wolves
119
Man and Beast
121
Nature
248
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About the author (2011)

Moss Roberts is a professor of East Asian Studies at NYU and the author of works such as, Three Kingdoms and Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies.

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