Outlaws of the Marsh
Illustrations from the Rong Yu Tang edition
Shi Nai’an’s classic Chinese novel Outlaws of the Marsh (The Water Margin) is beautifully presented in a new Folio Society edition and illustrated with 141 images that capture the quests and battles.
Originally related by oral tradition, Outlaws of the Marsh was first transcribed in the 14th century and is the earliest of the four Great Classics of Chinese Literature. From supernatural feats of endurance to tales of poisoning, witchcraft and cannibalism, the timeless tales of villainy and heroism have engrossed whole generations and still provide inspiration for comic books, films, Peking opera and computer games.
Three-quarter bound in blocked Art Silk with a printed cloth front board
Set in Dante
880 pages in total
Illustrated title pages and 141 woodblock illustrations in total
Gilded page tops
Printed cloth slipcase
11˝ x 7 ¼˝