Romance of the Three Kingdoms (三国演义)

With Contributor Notes
(Original Online Novel)
About the Three Kingdoms
Kongming’s Archives
Character Encyclopedia
Novel Purchase Guide
Attributed to
Luo Guanzhong
(Circa 1300–1400)
Translated by
C.H. Brewitt-Taylor
Edited by
Snow N. Snow
Chapter 1
Three Heroes Swear Brotherhood in the Peach Garden
One Victory Shatters the Rebels in Battlegrounds
Chapter 2
Zhang Fei Whips the Government Officer
He Jin Plots to Kill the Eunuchs
Chapter 3
In Wenming Garden, Dong Zhuo Denounces Ding Yuan
With Red Hare, Li Su Bribes Lü Bu
Chapter 4
Deposition of the Emperor: The Prince of Chenliu Gets the Throne
Schemes Against Dong Zhuo: Cao Cao Presents a Sword
Chapter 5
Cao Cao Appeals to the Powerful Lords
The Three Brothers Fight Against Lü Bu
Chapter 6
Burning the Capital, Dong Zhuo Commits an Atrocity
Hiding the Imperial Hereditary Seal, Sun Jian Breaks Faith
Chapter 7
Yuan Shao Fights Gongsun Zan at the River Pan
Sun Jian Attacks Liu Biao Across the Great River
Chapter 8
Wang Yun Prepares the Chaining Scheme
Dong Zhuo Rages at Phoenix Pavilion
Chapter 9
Lü Bu Kills Dong Zhuo for Wang Yun
Li Jue Attacks the Capital on Jia Xu’s Advice
Chapter 10
Gathering Arms, Ma Teng Moves to Rescue the Emperor
Commanding a Force, Cao Cao Marches to Avenge His Father
Chapter 11
Liu Bei Rescues Kong Rong at Beihai
Lü Bu Defeats Cao Cao Near Puyang
Chapter 12
Tao Qian Thrice Offers Xuzhou to Liu Bei
Cao Cao Retakes Yanzhou From Lü Bu
Chapter 13
Li Jue and Guo Si Duel in Changan
The Emperor Establishes Anyi the New Capital
Chapter 14
Cao Cao Moves the Court to Xuchang
Lü Bu Leads a Night Raid Against Xuzhou
Chapter 15
Taishi Ci Fights With the Young Overlord
Sun Ce Cuts Short the White Tiger King
Chapter 16
In the Camp Gate, Lü Bu Shoots the Halberd
At River Yu, Cao Cao Suffers a Defeat
Chapter 17
Yuan Shu Marches Out Seven Armies
Cao Cao and Three Generals Join Forces
Chapter 18
Giving Counsels, Jia Xu Directs a Great Victory
Braving Battlefield, Xiahou Dun Loses an Eye
Chapter 19
Cao Cao Makes Flood in Xiapi
Lü Bu Perishes at the White Gate Tower
Chapter 20
Cao Cao Organizes a Hunting Expedition in Xutian
Dong Cheng Receives a Secret Command in the Palace
Chapter 21
In a Plum Garden, Cao Cao Discusses Heroes
Using the Host’s Forces, Guan Yu Takes Xuzhou
Chapter 22
Yuan Shao and Cao Cao Both Take the Field
Guan Yu and Zhang Fei Captures Two Generals
Chapter 23
Mi Heng Slips His Garment and Rails at Traitors
Ji Ping Pledges to Kill the Prime Minister
Chapter 24
Cao Cao Murdered the Consort Dong
Liu Bei Flees to Yuan Shao
Chapter 25
Besieged in Tushan, Guan Yu Makes Three Conditions
Relieved at Baima, Cao Cao Beholds a Marvel
Chapter 26
Yuan Shao Loses Another Leader
Guan Yu Abandons Rank and Wealth
Chapter 27
The Man of Beautiful Beard Rides on a Solitary Journey
Guan Yu Slays Six Generals Through Five Passes
Chapter 28
Putting Cai Yang to Death, the Brothers’ Doubts Disappear
Meeting at Gucheng, Lord and Lieges Fortify Each Other
Chapter 29
The Little Chief of the South Slays Gan Ji
The Green Eyed Boy Lays Hold on the South Land
Chapter 30
Shunning Advice, Yuan Shao Loses Leaders and Granaries
Using Strategy, Cao Cao Scores Victory at Guandu
Chapter 31
Cao Cao Overcomes Yuan Shao in Cangting
Liu Bei Seeks Shelter With Liu Biao in Jingzhou
Chapter 32
Jizhou Taken: Yuan Shang Strives
River Zhang Cut: Xun You Schemes
Chapter 33
A Gallant Warrior, Cao Pi Marries Lady Zhen
An Expiring Star, Guo Jia Settles Liaodong
Chapter 34
Behind the Screen, Lady Cai Overhears a Secret
Across the Tan Torrent, the Dilu Horse Carries Its Master
Chapter 35
Liu Bei Meets a Recluse at Nanzhang
Shan Fu Sees a Noble Lord at Xinye
Chapter 36
Shan Fu’s Strategy: Fankou Is Captured
Xu Shu’s Affection: Zhuge Liang Is Recommended
Chapter 37
Sima Hui Recommends a Scholar to Liu Bei
Liu Bei Pays Three Visits to the Sleeping Dragon Ridge
Chapter 38
Zhuge Liang Plans for the Three Kingdoms
Sun Quan Attacks Xiakou to Take Revenges
Chapter 39
At Jingzhou, the Son of Liu Biao Thrice Begs Advice
At Bowang Slope, the Directing Instructor Plans His First Battle
Chapter 40
Lady Cai Renounces Jingzhou
Zhuge Liang Burns Xinye
Chapter 41
Liu Bei Leads His People Over the River
Zhao Zilong Rescues the Child Lord at Dangyang
Chapter 42
Screaming Zhang Fei Triumphs at Long Slope Bridge
Defeated Liu Bei Marches to Hanjin
Chapter 43
Zhuge Liang Disputes With the Southern Scholars
Lu Su Denounces the Majority Opinion
Chapter 44
Zhuge Liang Stirs Zhou Yu to Actions
Sun Quan Decides to Attack Cao Cao
Chapter 45
At the Three Gorges, Cao Cao Loses Soldiers
In the Gathering of Heroes, Jiang Gan Is Trapped
Chapter 46
Using Strategy, Zhuge Liang Borrows Arrows
Joining a Ruse, Huang Gai Accepts Punishment
Chapter 47
Kan Ze Presents a Treacherous Letter
Pang Tong Suggests Chaining the Ships
Chapter 48
Banquet on the Great River, Cao Cao Sings a Song
Battle on Water, Northerners Fight With Chained Ships
Chapter 49
On Seven-Star Altar, Zhuge Liang Sacrifices to the Winds
At Three Gorges, Zhou Yu Liberates the Fire
Chapter 50
Zhuge Liang Foresees the Huarong Valley Episode
Guan Yu Lifts His Saber to Release Cao Cao
Chapter 51
Cao Ren Withstands the South Land
Zhuge Liang Angers Zhou Yu
Chapter 52
Zhuge Liang Negotiates With Lu Su
Zhao Zilong Captures Guiyang
Chapter 53
Guan Yu Releases Huang Zhong
Sun Quan Fights With Zhang Liao
Chapter 54
The Dowager Marchioness Sees Her Son-in-Law
The Imperial Uncle Takes a Worthy Consort
Chapter 55
Liu Bei Rouses the Spirit of Lady Sun
Zhuge Liang a Second Time Angers Zhou Yu
Chapter 56
Cao Cao Feasts in the Bronze Bird Tower
Zhuge Liang Provokes Zhou Yu a Third Time
Chapter 57
Sleeping Dragon Mourns in Chaisang
Young Phoenix Intervenes at Leiyang
Chapter 58
Ma Chao Launches an Expedition for Revenge
Cao Cao Flees the Field in Disguise.
Chapter 59
Xu Chu Strips for a Fight With Ma Chao
Cao Cao Writes a Letter to Han Sui
Chapter 60
Zhang Song Turns the Table on Yang Xiu
Pang Tong Proposes the Occupation of Shu
Chapter 61
In the River, Zhao Zilong Recovers Liu Shan
With One Letter, Sun Quan Repulses Cao Cao
Chapter 62
The Taking of River Fu Pass, Yang Huai and Gao Pei Perish
The Siege of Luocheng, Huang Zhong and Wei Yan Rival
Chapter 63
Zhuge Liang Mourns for Pang Tong
Zhang Fei Releases Yan Yan
Chapter 64
Zhuge Liang Plans for the Capture of Zhang Ren
Yang Fu Borrows Soldiers to Destroy Ma Chao
Chapter 65
Ma Chao Battles at Jiameng Pass
Liu Bei Takes Over Yizhou
Chapter 66
Armed With Sword, Guan Yu Goes to a Feast Alone
For the State, Empress Fu Offers Her Life
Chapter 67
Cao Cao Conquers Hanzhong
Zhang Liao Terrorizes Xiaoyao
Chapter 68
Gan Ning’s Hundred Horsemen Raid the Northern Camp
Zuo Ci’s Flung-Down Cup Fools Cao Cao
Chapter 69
Guan Lu Sees Things in the Book of Changes
Five Loyal Subjects Die for Their State
Chapter 70
Zhang Fei Takes Wakou Pass With Tactics
Huang Zhong Captures Tiandang Mountain by Stratagem
Chapter 71
At Opposite Hill, Huang Zhong Scores a Success
On the River Han, Zhao Zilong Conquers a Host
Chapter 72
Zhuge Liang’s Wit Takes Hanzhong
Cao Cao’s Army Retires to the Ye Valley
Chapter 73
Liu Bei Becomes the Prince of Hanzhong
Guan Yu Marches to Attack Xiangyang
Chapter 74
Pang De Takes His Coffin to the Field
Guan Yu Uses Water to Drown the Seven Armies
Chapter 75
Guan Yu Has a Scraped-Bone Surgery
Lü Meng Crosses the River in White Robe
Chapter 76
Xu Huang Fights at the River Mian
Guan Yu Retreats to Maicheng
Chapter 77
Cao Cao Is Possessed at Luoyang
Guan Yu Manifests at the Jade Spring Mount
Chapter 78
Treating a Headache, a Famous Physician Dies
Giving the Last Words, the Crafty Hero Departs
Chapter 79
Brother Oppressing Brother: Cao Zhi Composes Poems
Nephew Harming Uncle: Liu Feng Receives Punishment
Chapter 80
Cao Pi Deposes the Emperor, Taking Away the Fortunes of Han
Liu Bei Assumes the Throne, Continuing the Heritage
Chapter 81
Eager for Vengeance, Zhang Fei Is Assassinated
Athirst of Retribution, the First Ruler Goes to War
Chapter 82
Sun Quan Submits to Wei, Receiving the Nine Dignities
The First Ruler Attacks Wu, Rewarding Six Armies
Chapter 83
Fighting at Xiaoting, the First Ruler Captures an Enemy
Defending the Three Gorges, a Student Takes Supreme Command
Chapter 84
Lu Xun Burns All Consecutive Camps
Zhuge Liang Plans the Eight-Array Maze
Chapter 85
The First Ruler Confides His Son to a Guardian
The Prime Minister Calmly Settles Five Attacks
Chapter 86
Using Words, Qin Mi Overcomes Zhang Wen
Setting Fire, Xu Sheng Defeats Cao Pi
Chapter 87
Conquering the South Mang, the Prime Minister Marches the Army
Opposing Heaven Troops, the King of the Mangs Is Captured
Chapter 88
Crossing River Lu: The Mang King Is Bound the Second Time
Recognizing a Pretend Surrender: Meng Huo Is Captured the Third Time
Chapter 89
The Lord of Wuxiang Uses the Fourth Ruse
The King of Mang Is Captured the Fifth Time
Chapter 90
Chasing Off Wild Beasts, the Prime Minister Defeats the Mangs for the Sixth Time
Burning Rattan Armors, Zhuge Liang Captures Meng Huo the Seventh Time
Chapter 91
Sacrificing at River Lu, the Prime Minister Marches Homeward
Attacking Wei, the Lord of Wuxiang Presents a Memorial
Chapter 92
Zhao Zilong Slays Five Generals
Zhuge Liang Takes Three Cities
Chapter 93
Jiang Wei Goes Over to Zhuge Liang
Zhuge Liang Reviles Wang Lang
Chapter 94
Zhuge Liang Defeats the Qiangs in a Snowstorm
Sima Yi Captures Meng Da by a Rapid March
Chapter 95
Ma Su’s Disobedience Causes the Loss of Jieting
Zhuge Liang's Lute Repulses the Army of Sima Yi
Chapter 96
Shedding Tears, Zhuge Liang Puts Ma Su to Death
Cutting Hair, Zhou Fang Beguiles Cao Xiu
Chapter 97
Sending a Second Memorial, Zhuge Liang Renews the Attack on Wei
Forging a Letter, Jiang Wei Defeats the Northern Army
Chapter 98
Pursuing the Shu Army, Wang Shuang Meets His Death
Raiding Chencang, Zhuge Liang Scores a Victory
Chapter 99
Zhuge Liang Defeats the Wei Army
Sima Yi Invades the West River Land
Chapter 100
Raiding a Camp, the Shu Soldiers Defeat Cao Zhen
Contesting Array Battles, Zhuge Liang Shames Sima Yi
Chapter 101
Going Out From Longshang, Zhuge Liang Dresses as a God
Dashing Toward Saber Pass, Zhang He Falls Into a Snare
Chapter 102
Sima Yi Occupies the Banks of River Wei
Zhuge Liang Constructs Mechanical Bullocks and Horses
Chapter 103
In Gourd Valley, Sima Yi Is Trapped
In Wuzhang Hills, Zhuge Liang Invokes the Stars
Chapter 104
A Falling Star: The Prime Minister Ascends to Heaven
A Wooden Statue: The Commander-in-Chief Is Terrified
Chapter 105
The Lord of Wuxiang Leaves a Plan in the Silken Bag
The Ruler of Wei Removes the Bronze Statue With the Dew Bowl
Chapter 106
Suffering Defeat, Gongsun Yuan Meets His Death
Pretending Illness, Sima Yi Deceives Cao Shuang
Chapter 107
The Ruler of Wei Hands Over the Power to Sima Yi
Jiang Wei Is Defeated at Ox Head Hills
Chapter 108
In the Snow, Ding Feng Wins a Victory
At a Banquet, Sun Jun Executes a Secret Plan
Chapter 109
A Ruse of a Han General: Sima Zhao Is Surrounded
Retribution for the House of Wei: Cao Fang Is Dethroned
Chapter 110
Riding Alone, Wen Yang Repulses a Brave Force
Following the River, Jiang Wei Defeats the Enemy
Chapter 111
Deng Ai Outwits Jiang Wei
Zhuge Dan Battles Sima Zhao
Chapter 112
Rescuing Shouchun, Yu Quan Dies Nobly
Attacking Changcheng, Jiang Wei Mobilizes
Chapter 113
Ding Feng Makes a Plan to Slay Sun Chen
Jiang Wei Arrays a Battle to Defeat Deng Ai
Chapter 114
Driving to the South Gate, Cao Mao Plunges Into Death
Abandoning Stores, Jiang Wei Defeats the Wei Army
Chapter 115
Listening to Slander, the Latter Ruler Recalls His Army
Living in Farms, Jiang Wei Avoids Disaster
Chapter 116
On Hanzhong Roads, Zhong Hui Divides the Army
In Dingjun Mountain, the Martial Lord Shows His Apparition
Chapter 117
Deng Ai Gets Through the Yinping Mountains
Zhuge Zhan Falls in the Battlefield of Mianzhu
Chapter 118
Weeping at the Ancestral Temple, a Filial Prince Dies
Marching to the West River Land, Two Leaders Competes
Chapter 119
The False Surrender: A Wit Scheme Becomes a Vain Plan
The Abdication: Later Seeds Learn From the Ancient
Chapter 120
Recommending Du Yu, an Old General Offers New Plans
Capturing of Sun Hao, Three Kingdoms Becomes One