Foreign Languages Press, 1953, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition
beige paper-covered boards; b/w, frontis. photo. of the author; an episodic novella written by Lu Xun, the pseudonym of Chou Shu-jen (Zhou Shuren) a leading figure of modern Chinese literature, first publishedin the Beijing Morning News supplement as a serial between December 4, 1921 and February 12, 1922. It was later placed in his first short story collection "Call to Arms" and is the longest of the stories in the collection. The piece is generally held to be a masterpiece of modern Chinese literature, since it is considered the first piece of work fully to use Vernacular Chinese after the 1919 May 4th Movement in China. Originally Lu Xun wrote the story under the name "Ba Ren" ("crude fellow"), and so originally few people knew the identity of the author. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 111 pages. Black titles spine. Light wear to outer corners. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; Chinese Literature; China; 1920s; Fiction. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3011.