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Nguyễn Bình, through Major Books, unveils a new translation in verse of The Tale of Kieu, a classic that has enchanted readers across generations, and offers a window into the cultural values and literary traditions of Vietnam.

The Tale of Kieu

The Tale of Kiều by Nguyễn Du is a timeless masterpiece of Vietnamese literature, revered as one of the greatest poetic epics in the country’s history. Set against the backdrop of 18th-century Vietnam, the narrative follows the tragic journey of Thúy Kiều, a talented and virtuous young woman, as she endures a series of trials and tribulations. Nguyễn Du’s poetic prowess shines through in elegant verses and explores profound themes of love, fate, honor, and the pursuit of happiness. Through Kiều’s poignant story, the epic delves into the complexities of human nature and the moral dilemmas faced by individuals in a society shaped by tradition and societal expectations.

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Additional information

Original Title

Truyện Kiều


Nguyễn Du


Nguyễn Bình

Cover Artist

Dusse Bui







Release Date (est.)

Spring 2025