Fortress Besieged

Introduction by - Jonathan D. Spence

Penguin Classics
Paperback : 27 Apr 2006


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Synopsis

Set on the eve of the Sino-Japanese war, Fortress Besieged recounts the exuberant misadventures of the hapless hero Fang Hung-chien, who after aimlessly studying in Europe at his family's expense returns to Shanghai armed with a bogus degree from a fake university.  On the liner back, Fang's life becomes deeply entangled with those of two Chinese beauties - while when he does finally make it home, he obtains a teaching post at a newly established university, encounters effete pseudo-intellectuals, and falls into a marriage of disastrous proportions.  A glorious tale of love, marriage, war, calamity, disillusionment and hope, this is one of the greatest Chinese novels:  combining Eastern philosophy, Western traditions, adventure, tragicomedy and satire to create a unique feast of delights.

Product details

Format : Paperback
ISBN: 9780141187860
Size : 129 x 198mm
Pages : 448
Published : 27 Apr 2006
Publisher : Penguin Classics

Fortress Besieged

Introduction by - Jonathan D. Spence

£11.99


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