Journey to the West

Journey to the West

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China's most popular traditional novel, Journey to the West is the thrilling story of the Monkey King and his epic quest, with his trusted companions, to redeem himself. They face fantastic foes, demons and monsters during their amazing adventures traveling to the Western paradise. No matter what obstacle was put before him, the clever, wily Monkey King always got what he wanteda€”unimaginable strength, eternal life, even his own position in the Celestial Realm with the gods. More than anything else, though, the Monkey King loved mischief and rulea€“breaking, and was sure he was the most powerful creature in the world. But after defeat and punishment for his tricks, the Monkey King found himself wanting some things he never expected: to be disciplined and good enough to help the monk Hsuan Zhang on his mission to bring Buddhist Scripturesa€”and enlightenmenta€”to China. Readers of all ages will thrill to Timothy Richard's retelling of the Monkey King's exploitsa€”whether in the Dragon King's underwater castle, the Halls of the Dead or the palace of Buddha himselfa€”and find themselves captivated as the Monkey King joins Hsuan Zhang and their companions the Dragon Horse, the Monk Sand and the equally mischievous Pig on the dangerous trek West. Despite the tale's ancient origins, Journey to the West proves as fresh and engaging an adventure as anything written today.Let him go withme, and I will put himin the eight diagram crucible, and let allthe fire of civil and military arts burnhim, ... opened the handcuffs and pushed him inside theeight diagram crucible, and ordered the servantsto kindle thefire so as toanbsp;...

Title:Journey to the West
Author:Wu Cheng'en
Publisher:Tuttle Publishing - 2014-12-02


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