Books Famous Wuxia Books and Novels

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List of famous wuxia books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular wuxia books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best wuxia novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

Books on this list include Water Margin and Sword Stained with Royal Blood.

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Louis Cha A Deadly Secret, also translated as Requiem of Ling Sing and Secret of the Linked Cities, is a wuxia novel by Jin Yong. It was first published in the magazine Southeast Asia Weekly and the Hong ...more

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Liang Yusheng Datang Youxia Zhuan is a wuxia novel by Liang Yusheng. It was first serialised between 1 January 1963 and 14 June 1964 in the Hong Kong newspaper Ta Kung Pao. The novel is the first part of a ...more

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Louis Cha Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils is a wuxia novel by Jin Yong. It was first serialised concurrently from 3 September 1963 to 27 May 1966 in the newspapers Ming Pao in Hong Kong and Nanyang Siang Pau in ...more

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Louis Cha Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain, also known as Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain, is a wuxia novel by Jin Yong. It was first serialised in Hong Kong between 9 February and 18 June 1959 in the ...more

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Gu Long Juedai Shuangjiao, rarely translated in English titles, like Two Peerless Heroes, is a wuxia novel by Gu Long. The novel spans a total of 126 chapters and was written between 1966 and February ...more

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Louis Cha Ode to Gallantry is a wuxia novel by Jin Yong. It was first serialised in Hong Kong from 11 June 1966 to 19 April 1967 in the newspaper Ming Pao. The novel shares the same Chinese title as a ...more

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Louis Cha The Young Flying Fox is a wuxia novel by Jin Yong. The novel was first serialised in Hong Kong in 1960 in the magazine Wuxia and History. The novel is a prequel to Fox Volant of the Snowy ...more

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Liang Yusheng Saiwai Qixia Zhuan is a wuxia novel by Liang Yusheng. It was first serialised between 18 August 1956 and 23 February 1957 in the Hong Kong newspaper Chou Mo Pao. The novel is closely related to ...more

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Liang Yusheng Qijian Xia Tianshan is a wuxia novel by Liang Yusheng. It was first serialised between 15 February 1956 and 31 March 1957 in the Hong Kong newspaper Ta Kung Pao. It is also closely linked to the ...more

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Louis Cha Sword Stained with Royal Blood is a wuxia novel by Jin Yong. It was first serialised in the Hong Kong newspaper Hong Kong Commercial Daily between 1 January 1956 and 31 December 1956. The book ...more

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Louis Cha The Book and the Sword is a wuxia novel by Jin Yong. It was first serialised between 8 February 1955 and 5 September 1956 in the Hong Kong newspaper The New Evening Post. Set in the Qing dynasty ...more

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Louis Cha The Deer and the Cauldron, also known as The Duke of Mount Deer, is a novel by Jin Yong and the last of his works. The novel was initially published in Hong Kong as a serial, and ran from 24 ...more

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Louis Cha The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber, also translated as The Sword and the Knife, is a wuxia novel by Jin Yong. It is the third instalment in the Condor Trilogy, and is preceded by The Legend of ...more

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Louis Cha The Legend of Condor Heroes is a wuxia novel by Jin Yong. It is the first part of the Condor Trilogy, and is followed by The Return of the Condor Heroes and The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber. It ...more

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Louis Cha The Return of the Condor Heroes, also called The Giant Eagle and Its Companion, is a wuxia novel by Jin Yong. It is the second part of the Condor Trilogy, and was preceded by The Legend of the ...more

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The Seven Heroes and Five Gallants, also known by its earlier title The Three Heroes and Five Gallants, is a 120-chapter Chinese novel from 19th-century Qing dynasty, generally attributed to ...more

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Louis Cha The Smiling, Proud Wanderer is a wuxia novel by Jin Yong. It was first serialised in Hong Kong in the newspaper Ming Pao from 20 April 1967 to 12 October 1969. The Chinese title of the novel, ...more

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Shi Naian Water Margin, also translated as Outlaws of the Marsh, Tale of the Marshes, All Men Are Brothers, Men of the Marshes, or The Marshes of Mount Liang, is a novel attributed to Shi Nai'an. ...more

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Liang Yusheng Xiagu Danxin is a wuxia novel by Liang Yusheng. It was first serialised between 5 October 1967 and 20 June 1969 in the Hong Kong newspaper Sin Wan Pao. It is a sequel to Yunhai Yugong Yuan and ...more