Water Margin (Chinese: 水滸傳; pinyin: Shuǐhǔ Zhuàn), also translated as Outlaws of the Marsh, Tale of the Marshes, All Men Are Brothers, Men of the Marshes or The Marshes of Mount Liang, is a 14th-century Chinese novel attributed to Shi Nai’an. It is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature.
The story, set in the Song dynasty, tells of how a group of 108 outlaws gather at Mount Liang (or Liangshan Marsh) to form a sizable army before they are eventually granted amnesty by the government and sent on campaigns to resist foreign invaders and suppress rebel forces. The characters in Water Margin comprise of Wu Song, Lin Chong and Lu Zhishen.
We have compiled the entire text into 3 volumes:
Volume 1 – Chapters 1 to 51
Volume 2 – Chapters 52 to 112
Volume 3 – Chapters 113 to 120 and Word List
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