Legend of the White Serpent by A. Fullarton Prior

Legend of the White Serpent

A. Fullarton Prior


Legend of the White Serpent by A. Fullarton Prior

The Legend of the White Serpant is an old Chinese legend that is a classic in Asia.Like all famous children's fairy tales, it has been retold again and again under various names, even taking the form of a popular Chinese opera and, of several films and a full-length color cartoon. But it has never been retold more charmingly than here.Accompanied by more than 40 brilliant paintings in the classic Chinese style by a gifted Hong Kong artist, this story of rich imagination relates the adventures of a little white snake and the schoolboy who has her for a pet. After he sets her free, she is transformed by the ancient gods of China into a beautiful young woman whose name becomes White Modest Beauty. This eventful transformation involves her and her young master in a series of astonishing adventures and strange difficulties before they at last find happiness by overcoming even the unbending decree of the gods.

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Tuttle Publishing Tuttle Publishing

Publication date

15th June 1965




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