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List of Works
[The Art of War]
The Art of War (between 500?-220? BC)
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- HTML (Single page, 95KB) at The Internet Classics Archive (Translated by Lionel Giles)
- HTML (85 KB; 86 KB text file also available) at Project Gutenberg (Translated by Lionel Giles)
- Chinese HTML (Multi-page, frames, with hyperlinked English definitions) plus linked English text, at Zhongwen.com (Translation by Lionel Giles)
- HTML (Single page, 79KB) at Sonshi.com (Translated by Sonshi.com)
- Text File with translator's annotations (335 KB; 127 KB zipped) at Project Gutenberg (Translated by Lionel Giles)
- Chinese Text File (35 KB; big5 encoding) at Project Gutenberg
- Chinese Text File (41 KB; utf-8 encoding) at Project Gutenberg
Available at Amazon.Com:
- Library Binding edition (Buccaneer Books, 1996).
- Hardcover edition, translated by Roger T. Ames using the recently discovered Yin-Ch'Ueh-Shan texts (Ballantine, 1993, 321 pg).
- Paperback edition, edited by James Clavell, based on Lionel Giles' 1910 translation (Delta, 1989).
- Paperback workbook edition, translated by R.L. Wing, titled The Art of Strategy (Doubleday, 1988, 176 pg).
- Paperback edition, translated by Thomas Cleary (Shambhala Pubns, 1991, 114 pg).
- Paperback edition, translated by Samuel B. Griffith (Oxford, 1984, 197 pg).
- Paperback edition of The Book of War, including Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Karl von Clausewitz' On War (Modern Library, 2000, 973 pg).
- Spanish Paperback edition, El Arte de la Guerra - may be based on Cleary's translation (bnpublishing.com, 2007, 96 pg).
- Audio CD edition, narrated by Shelly Frasier and Scott Brick (Tantor Media, 2002).