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Description - The Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong

A new translation and abridgement of one of the four classical Chinese novels, this is the epic story of the fall of the Han dynasty and rise of the Three Kingdoms.

Part historical and part legendary, The Romance of the Three Kingdoms dramatizes the lives of feudal lords and their retainers, recounting their personal and military battles, intrigues and struggles to achieve dominance for almost a hundred years. It is one of the most beloved works of East Asian literature, and the most famous historical novel in China.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780241332771
ISBN-10: 024133277X
Format: Paperback / softback
(200mm x 130mm x 30mm)
Pages: 672
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Luo Guanzhong

Luo Guanzhong was a Chinese writer who lived probably during the fourteenth century, during the Yuan and Ming periods. Very little is known about his origins and life, but he is attributed with writing The Romance of the Three Kingdoms and editing Outlaws of the Marsh - the first two of the 'Four Great Classical Novels' of Chinese literature. Martin Palmer is Director of the International Consultancy on Religion, Education and Culture (ICOREC) and Secretary General of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC). His previous translations include The Book of Chuang Tzu and The Most Venerable Book (both Penguin Classics), The Dao de Jing and The I Ching.

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