Chinese Nights Entertainments – Brian Brown (1922) (1st ed)

S$130.00

Chinese Nights Entertainments – Brian Brown (1922) (1st ed)

S$130.00

Title: Chinese Nights Entertainments: Stories of Old China

Author: Brian Brown, Sao-Ke Alfred Sze

Publisher: Brentano’s, New York, 1922. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Very good. Slight fading to spine, inscription to ffep, very slight foxing. 4 illustrated plates. 222pp., app 8″ by 5″.

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A collection of stories from China, divided into three sections:

  1. Chinese Nights Entertainments – a collection of folk-tales with 9 stories including “The Wicked Empress” by Mo Ti Fah, “The Woodcutter” by Tung Chou Kion, “The Thunder God” by Key Fah, etc.
  2. Taoist Tales – 15 stories from Taoist cosmology and mythology, including “The Taoist’s Description of Heaven” by Kang Lang Ti, “A Bad Memory” by Kuan Tsu, and “The Journey of Life” by Yu Hsiung
  3. The Feast of Lanterns – 8 tales told on the eve of Chinese festivals, especially Lantern Festival, including “The Monkey That Became King” by Wu Chia and “The Flower Nymphs” by Chin Yun