Prince Tripitaka, a young Buddhist priest, has undertaken a dangerous quest to travel to India to retrieve sacred scriptures from a temple. On his way he finds three unruly companions who become his disciples: the greedy pig creature Pigsy, the river monster Sandy - and Monkey.
Hatched from a stone egg and given the secrets of immortality, the mischievous trickster Monkey can fly through the air, ride on clouds, become invisible and transform himself into other shapes. And these skills prove very handy when the four travellers come up against the dragons, bandits, demons and evil wizards that seem determined to get in their way.
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Wu Cheng'en (1500? or 1506?-1582) , was a Chinese novelist and poet of the Ming Dynasty.
Arthur Waley was a distinguished authority on Chinese language and literature. He was honoured many times during his lifetime for his outstanding translations from the Chinese and in 1935 he was awarded the Queen's medal for poetry which is only given at infrequent intervals. His many publications include 170 Chinese poems, The Tale of Genji (6 volumes), The Way and its Power, The Real Tripitaka and Yuam Mei.
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