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Big Lin and Little Lin

Length: 166 pages1 hour


Big Lin and Little Lin is a children's story by Zhang Tianyi published in 1932. It could be thought of as a socialist fairy tale. Big Lin and Little Lin are separated shortly after the death of their parents and the story tells of their very different experiences in a world peopled with absurd creatures who represent the cruelties and inanities of greed and power. Zhang Tianyi, however, has a soft spot for his evil characters which are drawn with amusement and here and there a touch of compassion. Ultimately, greed is punished and the good prevail. The story has enjoyed immense popularity with both children and adults since its publication.

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