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Rickshaw Boy

(1946)
(Rickshaw)
A novel by

 
 
Rickshaw Boy is the story of Xiangzi, an honest and serious country boy who works as a rickshaw puller in Beiping (Beijing). A man of simple needs whose greatest ambition is to one day own his own rickshaw, Xiangzi is nonetheless thwarted, time and again, in his attempts to improve his lot in life.

Rickshaw Boy is one of the most influential and popular works of 20th-century Chinese literature. It presents an unflinchingly honest portrait of life on the margins of society, intertwining dark comedy with tragedy in a searing indictment of the philosophy of individualism.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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June 1979 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rickshaw: The Novel Lo-t'o hsiang tzu
Author(s): Lao She
ISBN: 0-8248-0616-6 / 978-0-8248-0616-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
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Paperback Editions

September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rickshaw Boy: A Novel
Author(s): She Lao
ISBN: 0-06-143692-5 / 978-0-06-143692-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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February 1983 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rickshaw: The Novel Lo-t'o Hsiang Tzu
Author(s): She Lao
ISBN: 0-8248-0655-7 / 978-0-8248-0655-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
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April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Rickshaw Boy
Author(s): Lao She
Publisher: Silk Gauze Audio
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April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Rickshaw Boy
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Title: Rickshaw Boy
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Title: Rickshaw Boy
Author(s): Lao She
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September 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Rickshaw Boy: A Novel
Author(s): She Lao
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