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射雕英雄传(新修版)

(Condor Trilogy #1)

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  1,249 ratings  ·  73 reviews
《射雕英雄传》又名《大漠英雄传》,是“射雕三部曲”之一,下接《神雕侠侣》和《倚天屠龙记》。这部小说历史背景突出,场景纷繁,气势宏伟,具有鲜明的“英雄史诗”风格。在人物创造与情节安排上,它打破了传统武侠小说一味传奇,将人物作为情节附庸的模式,坚持以创造个性化的人物形象为中心,坚持人物统帅故事,按照人物性格的发展需要及其内在可能性、必然性来设置情节,从而使这部小说达到了事虽奇人却真的妙境。
小说讲述了,南宋年间,随丈夫杨铁心流落江南牛家村的包惜弱救了金国王子完颜洪烈,却害得丈夫和义兄郭啸天两家家破人亡。郭啸天的妻子逃到蒙古大漠,生下遗腹子郭靖。包惜弱寄于完颜洪烈府中,其与杨铁心之子杨康则成了金国的小王子。坚毅淳朴的傻小子郭靖和机灵聪慧的东邪女儿黄蓉历经江湖险事,行侠仗义,惩恶扬善,坚守疆土,终成一代大侠。杨康贪恋荣华富贵,为达目的认贼作父,诡计多
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Published (first published 1957)
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Gaines Post
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Could not put it down. Breathtaking story-telling!
This was one of the first full-length novels I ever read in a foreign language. It helped me learn how to let go of my English thoughts, think in Chinese, and follow my imagination into another world.
Oh Ruby
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A must read.

The kind of book that you would flip open and never willing to put down.
Saut Situmorang
Jul 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the most popular martial art fiction or wuxia in Indonesia, too! It was translated from the Cantonese Chinese "Sia Tiau Enghiong" into Indonesian "Memanah Burung Rajawali". Its sequels especially the story of Yo Ko "Pendekar Rajawali Sakti" established Jin Yong (or Chin Yung in Indonesia) as the master of wuxia or "cerita silat" in Indonesia. ...more
Femmy
Aug 03, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a.k.a. Sia-tiauw-eng-hiong a.k.a. Pendekar Memanah Rajawali a.k.a. The Legend of the Condor Heroes

This, along with the other two parts of the Jin Yong's Trilogy, is one of my favorite books ever. It follows the story of the good-hearted, thick-headed, righteous Kwee Ceng (Guo Jing), along with his lover, the quick-witted and mischievous Oey Yong (Huang Rong). The story is set in the Southern Song period, when the Jin dynasty is pressing from the north, and later on the Mongols also threatens the
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mmmchia
Dec 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jin Yong writes strong female characters. These are not characters who need the male lead to save them, nor are they there just are accessories. They have their own mind, are written to be as capable as the male characters, and not once in the book do any of the male characters discriminate against them because of their gender.
Rex
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I picked up this novel as an introduction to wuxia literature. It is long indeed, and like serial novels the world over, it is rife with implausibilities to keep the plot moving: overheard conversations, coincidental encounters, and entangled backstories. Nor do I personally find detailed descriptions of combat techniques gripping, and that is the bread and butter of about a third of all scenes. But overall this book was the most purely entertaining story I've picked up in a while. The character ...more
Letitia
The journey continues with me revisiting this book after 15 years (much like the events in many Jin Yong novels).

Despite already knowing the gist of the plot, I was consistently delighted by the way he uses unassuming details to reveal the next event. The book is packed with truly bizarre, brilliant pugilists, who are also all-too-human characters, and Jin Yong introduces you to them in a constant stream of thoughtful surprises. The action really picks up in the second chapter 第二回 and you can't
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lil
Nov 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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射鵰英雄傳 The Legend of the Condor Heroes by Jin Yong

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Guo Jing is a little han chinese boy grown up next to the greatness of Genghis Khan. Even though his life starts in Mongolia, his dreams of revenging his fathers death in mainland China cease to remind itself. So once he turned eighteen he and his tutors left Mongolia to get back to China and Guo Jings adventures begins. The fun part doesn't start till he meets Huang Rong. Together they meet wushu legends and enemies that they in one or anothe
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Qudwatu Nabila
It was indeed a very long journey. Who would have thought that things would turn out like this?

Guo Jing finally understood the meaning of his strength (which makes him look more mature and smarter, haha), the affair between him and Huazheng had been finally settled (although a life must be sacrificed), how the Meeting at Mount Hua suddenly didn't look that appealing, the encounter with Mu Nianci and her son, then everything about this matter with Mongolia, especially Toulei and Genghis Khan, and
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Đào Trang
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonder how the English trans will be :))
עדית (Edith)
This is my first Jin Yong novel. It took me more than a year of on and off reading to finish this slow, majestic journey of a martial arts centered bildungsroman. It has all the usual components of fantasy - episodic adventures, humor, vivid characters, choices between good and evil (and a lot of ambiguity), more wholesome than modern fantasies but still shows that vivid lessons can be extracted without a need to resort to gratuitous violence. The historical period that form the backdrop is pret ...more
Richard Sims
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This took me a long time............. I enjoyed it but I was kind of glad by the end....

Its a weird book, I enjoyed it, but it has certain genre features that make it a strange read to someone unaccustomed to the genre I guess. For instance the MASSIVE amount of coincidental meetings. The characters seem to roam all over China, but all the important characters just seem to "bump into" each other more or less constantly. Just at the end of the book, the two main characters are returning to South
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FanZ
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's been almost 30 years since I last read this book. I was in elementary school. It was summer. Books were rented from a book stand at 10 cents a book a day, not exactly cheap. That summer, I devoured the book twice, often finishing one volume a day.

Fast forward, I came to appreciate the characters a lot more. Louis Cha was still a young writer when he penned Guo Jing and Huang Rong (he was only 34). At places, it was evident that his writing was a bit raw and reads more like a play than a co
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Joanne Yuan
I used to spend hours listening to the audiobook on the car with my dad. It seemed that every time, we would end our car ride on a cliffhanger, so I would spend hours more pleading for spoilers at the dinner table.

The story is fairly fast paced, full of sparkling characters (ft. a beggar with a weakness for good food -- willing to reveal his martial arts secrets for a dish of sufficient quality, a mischievous young girl with a mysterious family background, a boy who sets off to fulfill a bet his
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Shawn
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The most enjoyable Wuxia novel I've ever read... or any fantasy novel for that matter. The first sequel is probably better but nothing compares to the fun of this novel. The characters from the Nine Fingered Divine Beggar to the Eastern Heretic to Zhou Botong are among the most unique and brilliant I've ever encountered. Whether you're a fantasy fan or a martial arts fan and you haven't discovered this genre, don't waste another minute. Dive in! ...more
Yaochen_E1
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series of novels by Jin Yong includes four books, and it has been one of my favorite series so far. There is a variety of fight scenes in each novel featuring unbelievable Kong Fu techniques. It was wartime between the Jin and the Song dynasty. The story was based on how Guo Jing grew from a teenage boy with out a father to a master of martial arts. After Guo Jing mastered different kong fu techniques, he lead warriors and soldiers to resist the Jin. From reading this book, you can see how ...more
Olson Briggs
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best wuxia novel bar one (okay - maybe RotCH). Lots of people don't like Guo Jing as a MC but for me he's completely absorbing. You want him to do well, and his (not modesty but) cluelessness as to how powerful he is is what makes him most endearing. ...more
Zerg
Nov 17, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
finally finished. this is probably not the best book to learn reading chinese with.

main plot and wuxia are kind of meh. the historical fiction around genghis khan's life keeps it interesting.
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Malcolm Tang
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Breathtaking!
Coffee
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this books in the 70s in Chinese. Not all has book had translated to English. This is the most well know book has wrote but not my favorite from him.
Eric
Sep 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have done another re-read of this book this month. It is still a fascinating stories and well constructed. I realised reading Jin Yong was probably what got me into the fantasy genre.
Mel
I love kungfu movies. One of the reasons I started studying Chinese history was because I liked the films so much and wanted to know all about the settings and the politics. I found an online translation of this and just couldn't get in to it. I think part of the problem may be have been reading it online in a strange format rather than reading it as a book, but it didn't do much for me. I found reading about the kungfu fights rather than watching them to be quite difficult as it is such a visua ...more
Samuel Shi
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jack Ingoldsby
Dec 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
enjoyed crowdsourced English translation immensely. Guo Jing is honest, upright and as thick as two short planks. Huang Rong is bright, lively and morally flexible, somewhat like a female supporting character in a PG Wodehouse short story
Glenn Alexei
Apr 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This novel is amazing, in my opinion. Especially the political tricks and the journey of Guo Jing and Huang Rong's love. It is very romantic and touching! ...more
Huai Kai
May 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very epic but in a fresh way
Lydia Yu
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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WAIT THIS WAS AMAZING
#asianpersuasion #proud :')
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Amanda
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Favorite one. Love Guo Jing and Huang Rong!
Fei Cai
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Louis Cha, GBM, OBE (born 6 February 1924), better known by his pen name Jin Yong ( 金庸, sometimes read and/or written as "Chin Yung"), is a modern Chinese-language novelist. Having co-founded the Hong Kong daily Ming Pao in 1959, he was the paper's first editor-in-chief.

Cha's fiction, which is of the wuxia ("martial arts and chivalry") genre, has a widespread following in Chinese-speaking areas, i
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