[SOLO]Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong

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Post by fbtoast » January 7th, 2021, 11:10 am

Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Guanzhong Luo (1330 - 1400). Translated by Charles Henry Brewitt Taylor (1857 - 1938)


Romance of the Three Kingdoms is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature and one of the most read. Over a thousand pages long and with a cast of hundreds, it covers the turbulent period of the Three Kingdoms at the end of the Han Dynasty, broadly focusing on the struggles between the three main power blocs. Massively influential, it is a must-read for anyone interested in Chinese history, literature and culture. ( Nicole Lee)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://self.gutenberg.org/wplbn0002827913-romance_of_the_three_kingdoms-by_guanzhong__luo.aspx
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    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Guanzhong Luo) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luo_Guanzhong
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romance_of_the_Three_Kingdoms
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    • Original publication date (if known): 1522
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    Genres for the project: Action & Adventure Fiction; Culture & Heritage Fiction; General Fiction/Published before 1800; Literary Fiction; Sagas; War & Military Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: politics, culture, war, china, han dynasty, red cliffs

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Post by TriciaG » January 7th, 2021, 5:24 pm

Nicole, I don't see how we can use this text source. It's not a 1925 edition (or a direct reprint from one), but a new edition rendered with modern illustrations and such. There's no way to tell if the text has been changed from the 1925 translation. :hmm:

Is this one full view for you? https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001185224

EDIT: I've found out that the hathitrust one is only volume 2. :(
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Adventure/Travel: Across Mongolian Plains
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Adult dog stories: Best Dog Stories
Gospel of Matthew: Matthew, YLT

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Post by fbtoast » January 8th, 2021, 3:27 am

hmm. Let me see if I can find another one.

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Post by fbtoast » January 8th, 2021, 3:38 am

How about this one? It seems to be pretty no-frills. Still the Brewitt-Taylor version, but not modernised (using Wade-Giles) and no illustrations.

https://archive.org/details/The3Kingdoms/mode/2up

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Post by Availle » January 8th, 2021, 4:12 am

Same problem as before since there is no copyright in the text. Also it has maps and other things right in front and according to wikipedia:
A complete and faithful translation of the novel was published in two volumes in 1925 by Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor, a long time official of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service.[7] The translation was well written, but lacked any supplementary materials such as maps or character lists that would aid Western readers; a 1959 reprint was published that included maps and an introduction by Roy Andrew Miller to assist foreign readers.
So this is probably from 1959; and we don't accept reprints.

Finally, it says "collection opensource" and it was uploaded already back in 2018, so this is very fishy.
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Post by TriciaG » January 8th, 2021, 6:27 am

Moving this to Book Suggestions until we can find a text. :?
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Adventure/Travel: Across Mongolian Plains
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Adult dog stories: Best Dog Stories
Gospel of Matthew: Matthew, YLT

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