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22%OFFMinsoo Kang - The Story of Hong Gildong (Penguin Classics) - 9780143107699 - V9780143107699
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The Story of Hong Gildong (Penguin Classics)

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Description for The Story of Hong Gildong (Penguin Classics) Paperback. Translator(s): Kang, Minsoo. Num Pages: 128 pages. BIC Classification: 2GK; DSBF; DSK; FC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 131 x 251 x 17. Weight in Grams: 106.
The Story of Hong Gildong is arguably the single most important work of classic Korean fiction. Like its English counterpart, Robin Hood, it has been adapted into countless movies, television shows, novels and comics. Its memorable lines are known to virtually every Korean by heart. Until now, this incredible 19th century fable has been all but inaccessible to English readers. Hong Gildong, the brilliant but illegitimate son of a government minister, cannot advance in society due to his secondary status, so he leaves home to become the leader of a band of outlaws who rob the rich ... Read more

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About Minsoo Kang
Minsoo Kang is an associate professor of European history at University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is the author of Sublime Dreams of Living Machines: The Automaton in the European Imagination and co-editor of Visions of the Industrial Age, 1830 - 1914: Modernity and the Anxiety of Representation in Europe.

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Half fairy tale, half social protest novel, The Story of Hong Gildong is nothing less than the story of modern Korea itself
Washington Post

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