Penguin Books, 1979, Softcover, Book Condition: Good
Life in the northeastern county of T'an-ch'eng emerges here as an endless cycle of floods, plagues, crop failures, banditry, and heavy taxation. Against this turbulent background a tenacious tax collector, an irascible farmer, and an unhappy wife act out a poignant drama at whose climax the wife, having run away from her husband, returns to him, only to die at his hands. Magnificently evoking the China of long ago, The Death of Woman Wang also deepens our understanding of the China we know today. 168 pages. Fading to spine edge. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: History; History; ISBN: 014005121X. ISBN/EAN: 9780140051216. Inventory No: 066150.