In a medieval abbey near Paris, in a room piled high with old Chinese texts, lies a manuscript gathering dust. Though ordinary in appearance, it first captures the eye of the narrator of François Cheng's novel. Then, once he begins to read, it captures his imagination and his heart. The book dates from the mid-seventeenth century, during the twilight of the Ming Dynasty. Barbarian armies are massing along the Empire's Northern borders, and a vast...
By Francois Cheng
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1St Edition edition (April 1, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 2066122
Format: PDF Text TXT ebook
The writing and telling of this tale is lovely. It is somewhat poetic as judged by the choice of the authors words. I got one for a gift and that person loved it too- esp. the writing.
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