Outlaws of the Marsh is one of the four great novels of ancient China. It is considered a masterpiece of Chinese literature.
The story is focused in a group of heroes who face the unfair rules of the government. This book is a short version of the original novel and contains 36 stories with approximately 3000 characters. Each of the narrations uses the characters of HSK 5 exam, so this reading is a great method to practice for the exam.
Each of the stories contains an introduction written in English to make easier the whole understanding of the text.
All stories contain pinyin.
The book also includes a card to hide pinyin, so that readers have to read only Chinese characters.
This collection contains other classics from Chinese literature such as: Journey to the West, Romance of the three kingdoms, Spring, Autumn, The besieged City or Family.
Description by the publisher
One of the four classic novels of ancient China, Outlaws of the Marsh tells a story from the last days of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). 108 impressive heroes seek shelter on Mount Liangshan and become chivalrous outlaws who often annihilate evildoers and help those in need.
This book is an abridged version of the novel and contains 36 stories that are each approximately 1,500 characters in length or shorter. All the stories are limited to the 2,500 characters required by HSK Level 5. By reading the classics, Chinese language learners can further improve their reading ability and get a better understanding of Chinese culture. In this book, each story is annotated with pinyin. A "pinyin-invisible card" is provided so that readers who want to read the stories without referring to pinyin can cover it.