The Grand Illusion – Chin Kee Onn (1961) (1st ed)


The Grand Illusion – Chin Kee Onn (1961) (1st ed)


Title: The Grand Illusion

Author: Chin Kee Onn

Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co., 1961. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, with dust jacket. Near fine. Jacket wrapped in plastic. 290pp., app 7″ by 4.5:.

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From jacket flap:

Kung Li, the Chinese Malayan hero of this story, fought as a guerrilla to free his country from the Japanese. With liberation in sight he dedicated himself to the Malayan Communist Party and to freeing Malaya from the British. He proves his value as a leader by the successful execution of terrorist raids and ambushes. However, Kung Li and Loo Moy, his sweetheart, begin to see that the Communist Party is led by men who destroy enemies, followers, and innocent bystanders alike in their ruthless determination to seize power. The lovers also have cause to fear Political Commissar Liau Tu, whose desire for Loo Moy and hatred of Kung Li threaten their futures and their very lives.

This exciting story reveals little-known details of the daily lives of the Communist guerrillas as well as of the campaign of terrorism carried out by them from their jungle fastnesses. It is the first novel from Malaya which describes the daily lives of the Communist Terrorists, their political organization, and the campaign of terrorism which they conducted from the jungle.