The Water Margin: Outlaws of the Marsh by Shi Naian

"The Water Margin: Outlaws of the Marsh" is a classic Chinese novel set during the Song dynasty, revolving around 108 outlaws who gather at Mount Liang to form a sizable army. The narrative explores themes of rebellion, loyalty, and justice, as these bandits challenge the corrupt and oppressive government. Despite their status as outlaws, they follow a strict code of honor and righteousness, often assisting the poor and the weak. The book is a blend of history, folklore, and mythology, offering a vivid portrayal of the political and social dynamics of the era.

The 1165th greatest book of all time


Published
1370
Nationality
Chinese
Type
Fiction
Pages
1200-1500
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Chinese

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