skip to content
A hero born Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

A hero born

Author: Yong Jin; Anna Holmwood
Publisher: London : MacLehose Press, an imprint of Quercus, [2018] ©2018
Series: Legends of the condor heroes, I
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"China. The year is 1200. The Song Empire has been defeated in the north by invading Jurchen forces. Pushed further south, the empire is in danger of collapse and the Chinese population is furious. Now it falls to lone patriots trained in the martial arts to save China. Guo Jing's father was one such hero, killed in defence of his country. His mother was forced to flee to the edges of the empire, where Guo Jing was  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Domestic fiction
Epic fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yong Jin; Anna Holmwood
ISBN: 9780857053008 0857053000
OCLC Number: 1024319677
Language Note: Translated from the Chinese.
Notes: "First published in the Chinese language as Shediao Yingxiong Zhuan (I) in 1959; revised in 1976, 2003."
Description: xix, 394 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Characters --
Prologue --
Suddenly a snow storm --
The seven freaks of the south --
Swirling sands --
A dark wind blows --
Draw the bow, shoot the condor --
Combat at the cliff --
For the maiden --
Every man a mythical skill --
Spear splits plough.
Series Title: Legends of the condor heroes, I
Other Titles: She diao ying xiong zhuan.
Responsibility: Jin Yong, pen name of Louis Cha ; translated from the Chinese by Anna Holmwood.

Abstract:

The most popular series by the most successful Chinese author - a cultural monument translated into English for the first time  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

[Jin Yong's] work, in the Chinese-speaking world, has a cultural currency roughly equal to that of "Harry Potter" and "Star Wars" combined . . . With his combination of erudition, sentiment, Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1024319677> # A hero born
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1024319677#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ; # She diao ying xiong zhuan.
    library:oclcnum "1024319677" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9463339647#Topic/heroes_china> ; # Heroes--China
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9463339647#Topic/chinese_fiction> ; # Chinese fiction
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/895.1352/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9463339647#Topic/martial_arts_fiction> ; # Martial arts fiction
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9463339647#Topic/heroes> ; # Heroes
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9463339647#Place/china> ; # China.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9463339647#Topic/patriotism> ; # Patriotism
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9463339647#Topic/battles> ; # Battles
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9463339647#Person/jin_yong_1924_2018> ; # Yong Jin
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9463339647#Person/holmwood_anna> ; # Anna Holmwood
    schema:copyrightYear "2018" ;
    schema:datePublished "2018" ;
    schema:description ""China. The year is 1200. The Song Empire has been defeated in the north by invading Jurchen forces. Pushed further south, the empire is in danger of collapse and the Chinese population is furious. Now it falls to lone patriots trained in the martial arts to save China. Guo Jing's father was one such hero, killed in defence of his country. His mother was forced to flee to the edges of the empire, where Guo Jing was brought up fighting with Genghis Khan. Yang Kang, Guo Jing's sworn brother since birth, grew up to a different fate among the enemy. Enter Qiu Chuji, a Taoist priest famed for his martial prowess and burning patriotism. Enlisting the help of the eccentric band of martial artists known as the Seven Freaks of the South, he must find the two young men and train them in a way befitting the memory of their fathers, to take back China."--Provided by publisher."@en ;
    schema:description "Introduction -- Characters -- Prologue -- Suddenly a snow storm -- The seven freaks of the south -- Swirling sands -- A dark wind blows -- Draw the bow, shoot the condor -- Combat at the cliff -- For the maiden -- Every man a mythical skill -- Spear splits plough."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/9463339647> ; # She diao ying xiong zhuan.
    schema:genre "Historical fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:genre "Domestic fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Epic fiction"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9463339647#Series/legends_of_the_condor_heroes> ; # Legends of the condor heroes ;
    schema:name "A hero born"@en ;
    schema:productID "1024319677" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780857053008> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1024319677> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9463339647#Person/holmwood_anna> # Anna Holmwood
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Holmwood" ;
    schema:givenName "Anna" ;
    schema:name "Anna Holmwood" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9463339647#Person/jin_yong_1924_2018> # Yong Jin
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1924" ;
    schema:deathDate "2018," ;
    schema:familyName "Jin" ;
    schema:givenName "Yong" ;
    schema:name "Yong Jin" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9463339647#Series/legends_of_the_condor_heroes> # Legends of the condor heroes ;
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1024319677> ; # A hero born
    schema:name "Legends of the condor heroes ;" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9463339647#Topic/martial_arts_fiction> # Martial arts fiction
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Martial arts fiction"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/9463339647> # She diao ying xiong zhuan.
    schema:name "She diao ying xiong zhuan." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780857053008>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0857053000" ;
    schema:isbn "9780857053008" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1024319677#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> # She diao ying xiong zhuan.
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:inLanguage "zh" ;
    schema:name "She diao ying xiong zhuan." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.