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Chinese Fairy Tales and Legends

A Gift Edition of 73 Enchanting Chinese Folk Stories and Fairy Tales

Frederick H. Martens Richard Wilhelm Lucrezia Botti



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01 November 2019
Fearless heroes, feisty princesses, sly magicians, terrifying dragons, talking foxes and miniature dogs. They all feature in this enthralling compendium of Chinese fairy tales and legends, along with an array of equally colourful characters and captivating plots. Although largely unknown in the West, the 70-plus stories in this volume are just as beguiling as the more familiar Grimms' Fairy Tales or Arabian Nights. They were collected in the early 20th century by Richard Wilhelm and first translated into English by Frederick H Martens. This beautifully produced revised and edited new edition includes updated notes which not only provide background on the tales, but also offer a fascinating insight into ancient Chinese folk lore and culture. These are stories to return to time and time again. From awesome adventures to quirky allegories, from the exploits of the gods to fables about beggars who outwit their betters, Chinese Fairy Tales and Legends is extraordinarily diverse and endlessly engaging. These wonderful stories have enduring and universal appeal, and will intrigue both children and adults.
By:   Frederick H. Martens, Richard Wilhelm, Lucrezia Botti
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   548g
ISBN:   9781912392155
ISBN 10:   1912392151
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 November 2019
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 11 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Richard Wilhelm (10 May 1873 - 2 March 1930) was a German sinologist, theologian, and missionary. He lived in China for 25 years and grew to love and admire the Chinese people. He is best remembered for his translations of philosophical works from Chinese into German that in turn have been translated into other major languages of the world. Frederick H. Martens translated Dr Richard Wilhelm original classic collection of Chinese fairy tales into English.

Reviews for Chinese Fairy Tales and Legends: A Gift Edition of 73 Enchanting Chinese Folk Stories and Fairy Tales

Move over Aesop! Lovers of fairy tales and folk legends will be delighted by this new collection of Chinese fairy tales ... A great gift for any reader or to oneself. * San Francisco Book Review *

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