Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong

Three Kingdoms

Luo Guanzhong

A recent abridged (!) version of the classic Chinese historical novel. Apparently Chairman Mao's inspiration, this book provides real clues to the Chinese psyche for those with plenty of time for a slow read.

Extract

The empire, long divided, must unite: long united must divide.

Parallels
  • The Iliad by Homer
  • Richard ll - Richard lll by William Shakespeare
  • The Accursed Kings by Maurice Druon