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The Nine Cloud Dream

About the E-Books

Author
Kim Man-jung
Co-Author
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Translator
Heinz Insu Fenkl
Publisher
Penguin Publishing Group
Published Year
2019
Country
UNITED KINGDOM
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > Joseon Dynasty

Original Title
구운몽
Romanization of Original
Guunmong
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
9781524705022
Page
288
Series
OverDrive Read

About the Author

  • Kim Man Jung
  • Birth : 1637 ~ 1689
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Man Jung
  • Family Name : Kim
  • Korean Name : 김만중
  • ISNI : 0000000121349525
  • Works : 35
About the Original Work
  • 구운몽
  • Author : Kim Man Jung
  • Published Year : 1687
  • English Title : The Nine Cloud Dream
More About the Original Work
Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

Korea's most prized literary masterpiece: a Buddhist journey questioning the illusions of human life—presented in a vivid new translation by PEN/Hemingway finalist Heinz Insu Fenkl 
*Named one of the year's most ancticipated books by The New York Times, The Millions, and i09*

Often considered the highest achievement in Korean fiction, The Nine Cloud Dream poses the question: Will the life we dream of truly make us happy? Written in 17th-century Korea, this classic novel's wondrous story begins when a young monk living on a sacred Lotus Peak in China succumbs to the temptation of eight fairy maidens. For doubting his master's Buddhist teachings, the monk is forced to endure a strange punishment: reincarnation as the most ideal of men. 

On his journey through this new life full of material, martial, and sensual accomplishments beyond his wildest dreams, he encounters the eight fairies in human form, each one furthering his path towards understanding the fleeting value of his good fortune. As his successes grow, he comes closer and closer to finally comprehending the fundamental truths of the Buddha's teachings. Like Hesse's Siddhartha, The Nine Cloud Dream is an unforgettable tale that explores the meaning of a good life and the virtue of living simply with mindfulness.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Translated Books21 See More

  • Greek(Ελληνική) Book
    Το Νεφελώδες Όνειρο Των Εννέα
    Κιμ Μαν Τσουνγκ / 김만중 / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > Joseon Dynasty
  • English(English) Book
    The Nine Cloud Dream
    Kim Man Jung / 김만중 / 2019 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > Joseon Dynasty
  • Norwegian(Norsk) Book
    Skydrømmen
    Kim Man Jung / 김만중 / 2013 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > Joseon Dynasty