Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1965. First Edition (presumed). Hardcover. Used - Fine. Light toning to edges and text box. Clean, unmarked. Binding tight and square. Fine green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Endnotes. 16 x 23.5 cm. 310 pp. / Fair/Good. Some wear especially along edges and head/tail of spine. Small tears repaired with book tape. Price clipped. Some staining to rear. Brodart protective cover applied. Item #8678
Regarded as one of the most original works in nineteenth-century Chinese literature. This is the first English translation of Li Ju-Chen's trailblazing novel of fantasy and satire.
Translated and edited by Lin Tai-yi who described the novel as a combination of "Grimm's Fairy Tales, Gulliver's Travels, Aesop's Fables and the Odyssey, with Alice in Wonderalnd thrown in for good measure."