Chinese Fairy Tales & Fantasies collected by Moss Roberts [FIRST EDITION PAPERBACK] 1979 Pantheon Folklore

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Chinese Fairy Tales & Fantasies edited & translated by Moss Roberts


Illustrated XL Trade Paperback.  2nd printing.  

Cover and binding are in very good condition; minor shelf wear.  Pages have tanning and bumping to corners.  Spot stains to top of text block; one on upper corners is visible on the tips of a few pages. 

This fresh and elegant translation of one hundred tales from twenty-five centuries of Chinese literature opens up a magical world far from our customary haunts. Ghost stories, romances, fables, and heroic sagas: the forms are familiar, but the characters we meet surprise us at every turn. For those who know and love the tales of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, the universal themes of fairy tale literature emerge in these classic stories, but with a sophistication that is uniquely Chinese and altogether entrancing. Illustrated with woodcuts.

With black-and-white drawings throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library