Books The Story of Hong Gildong by Minsoo Kang Paperback, 100 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $15 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Story of Hong GildongAuthorMinsoo Kang Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary This new translation introduces a classic Korean adventure hero to Western audiences. Hong Gildong is a swashbuckler in the Robin Hood mode, who leaves home and becomes the leader of a band of outlaws. Genres: Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Story of Hong Gildong NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads December 6, 2016 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'Hong Gildong': Korea's Classic Swashbuckler Gets A New Translation March 17, 2016 A young nobleman leaves home and ends up joining a group of outlaws — sound familiar? No, it's not Robin Hood, it's the iconic Korean hero Hong Gildong, and it's time the rest of the world met him.