It was first serialised in the Hong Kong newspaper Hong Kong Commercial Daily between 1 January 1956 and 31 December 1956. The book has three editions. Some characters from the novel play minor roles or are simply mentioned by name in The Deer and the Cauldron, another of Jin Yong's works.... more>>
The novel is set in the late Ming dynasty. The protagonist, Yuan Chengzhi, is the son of Yuan Chonghuan, a patriotic military general who was wrongly put to death by the Chongzhen Emperor.
The Legend of the Condor Heroes by Jin Yong was first serialized in newspapers from 1 January 1957 to 19 May 1959.... more>>
The book is the first of the Condor Trilogy. The story has undergone two revisions. The second edition was released in December 1975 and and the third edition was published in June 2002.