Outlaws Of The Marsh
By Shi Nai'an & Luo Guanzhong. Translated by Sidney Shapiro. 4 volume boxed set, 1,650 pages, paperback. A classic traditional adventure fiction from ancient China. Written in the fourteenth century, is a story of how over a hundred men and women are forced by the harsh feudal officialdom to take to the hills, one by one. They band together and defeat every attempt of troops to crush them. All of this told in the traditional storyteller format.