The Seven Heroes and Five Gallants


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The Seven Heroes and Five Gallants

Author: Shi Yukun, Yu Yue

Order No. 6107

ISBN-10: 9787119033549

ISBN-10: 7119033549

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Foreign Languages Press

Pub Year: 2005

Pages: 463

Language: English

Size: 5.5 x 8

Price: $18.95

One of the most enduring and popular folk legends of China, the story describes Lord Bao and his seven heroes and five gallants, whose exploits were sung of in ballads, operas and songs for over a thousand years.

The central hero is Lord Bao, who rises from humble beginnings to high office at the imperial court, gathering around him a group of Robin Hood-type men to fight crime and corruption. The seven heroes of the imperial court form a musketeer-like relationship—all for one and one for all— with the five gallants, and roam around rescuing maidens in distress, succoring the old and weak, using their exceptional fighting talents to kill evildoers.

The adventures of the seven heroes and five gallants provide much insight into traditions that have formed the Chinese character through the ages.

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Weight 1 lbs