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曹雪芹 approximately 1717-1763

Overview
Works: 1,205 works in 3,662 publications in 9 languages and 21,769 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  Illustrated works  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Creator, Originator
Classifications: PL2727.S2, 895.134
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Most widely held works by 曹雪芹
Dream of the red chamber by Xueqin Cao( Book )

729 editions published between 1832 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 5,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beloved by generations of Chinese readers, The Dream of the Red Chamber is China's touching equivalent of the Romeo & Juliet story. In addition to being a tale of star-crossed lovers, this epic novel also follows the story of five generations of one Chinese family giving modern readers a multi-layered dramatic plot to get lost in at the same time as it offers up key insights into Chinese culture
Hong lou meng by Xueqin Cao( Book )

209 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in Chinese and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of classical Chinese novel "Red chamber dream" by Cao Xueqin
The story of the stone : a Chinese novel in five volumes by Xueqin Cao( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Story of the Stone (c. 1760), also known by the title of The Dream of the Red Chamber, is the great novel of manners in Chinese literature. Divided into five volumes, The Story of the Stone charts the glory and decline of the illustrious Jia family. This novel re-creates the ritualized hurly-burly of Chinese family life that would otherwise be lost and infuses it with affirming Buddhist belief. --from publisher description
The dream of the red chamber = Hung lou mêng : a Chinese novel of the early Ching period by Xueqin Cao( Book )

18 editions published between 1958 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first realistic novel in Chinese, The Dream of the Red Chamber is a vast, abundantly peopled chronicle of a noble family in the 18th century, rich, powerful, singled out for generations by imperial favor. But the splendor of enchanting gardens and pleasure pavilions and a daily life of the most sophisticated refinements hide the symptoms of decline and self-destruction. A decaying civilization of great complexity displays its virtues and vices with an intimacy that is wholly enthralling. Characters and scenes are magnificently realized: the ruling matriarch, vigorous and earthy to the point of coarseness; her son, a strict, inflexible Confucian and stern disciplinarian; her grandson Pao Yu, the hero of the story, neurotic, brilliant, effeminate, and happy only in the company of young girls; and Pao Yu's sisters and cousins, who live with him in the Park of Delightful Vision. Great occasions of the family's social glory are set in telling contrast against the catastrophes that nearly destroy the proud house. Yet beneath all the lively and glittering pageant is a strangely mystical mood, an all-pervading sense of the transitoriness of things earthly. Though immensely popular in China and long considered the peak of Chinese fictional literature, The Dream of the Red Chamber seemed inaccessible to the Western reader, for it presented almost insuperable difficulties to the translator. Of various attempts at translation, Dr. Franz Kuhn's version is the only truly successful one : its style and presentation bring the novel alive, and its excellence has been recognized by leading sinologists; hence it has been made the basis for this English translation by Florence and Isabel McHugh
The story of the stone : a novel in five volumes by Xueqin Cao( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Story of the stone (c. 1760), also known as the The dream of the red chamber, is one of the greatest novels of Chinese literature. The fifth part of Cao Xueqin's magnificent saga, The dreamer wakes, probably edited and completed by Gao E some decades after the author's death, continues to chart the changing fortunes of the Jia dynasty. Bao-yu, now married to Bao-chai, after the tragic death of his beloved Dai-yu, sleepwalks his way to the end of his karmic journey, against a backdrop of sickness, death, unhappy marriage, financial ruin, decadence and corruption. Finally a vision reveals to him that life itself is merely a dream, 'as moonlight mirrored in the water'." -- cover, page [4]
The dream of the red chamber : Hung lou meng, books l and ll by Xueqin Cao( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dream of the Red Chamber is one of the four Chinese classics. The novel is semi-autobiographical and it gives an incredibly detailed insight into 18th-century life in China, particularly that of the aristocracy. The plot is grand in scale, peopled with a complex array of characters
Hong lou meng : san jia ping ben by Xueqin Cao( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in Chinese and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hung lou mêng; or, The dream of the red chamber; a Chinese novel by Xueqin Cao( Book )

21 editions published between 1892 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhi yan zhai chong ping Shi tou ji : Jia xu jiao ben by Xueqin Cao( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shi qi jin wei zhi guo nei wai shou ci chu ban de jia xu ben< hong lou meng> de xiao ding ben
The story of the stone. a Chinese novel by Cao Xueqin in five volumes by Xueqin Cao( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glory and decline of the illustrious Jia family and its two main characters, Bao-yu and Dau-yu
The story of the stone. a Chinese novel by Cao Xueqin in five volumes by Xueqin Cao( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glory and decline of the illustrious Jia family and its two main characters, Bao-yu and Dau-yu
A dream of red mansions as portrayed through the brush of Sun Wen by Wen Sun( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhi yan zhai chong ping Shi tou ji : Jia xu ben, [can chao ben] by Xueqin Cao( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hong lou meng yi bai er shi hui by Xueqin Cao( Book )

27 editions published between 1792 and 2001 in Chinese and English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hong lou meng by Xueqin Cao( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in Chinese and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the stone. a Chinese novel by Cao Xueqin in five volumes by Xueqin Cao( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glory and decline of the illustrious Jia family and its two main characters, Bao-yu and Dau-yu
Hong lou meng by Xueqin Cao( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in Chinese and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hong lou meng by Xueqin Cao( Book )

44 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben ce fen wei yi bai er shi hui,Xie le zhen shi yin meng huan shi tong ling,Jia yu cun feng chen huai gui xiu;Jia fu ren xian shi yang zhou cheng,Leng zi xing yan shuo rong guo fu;Tuo nei xiong ru hai jian xi bin,Jie wai sun jia mu xi gu nü deng
Menggu wang fu ben Shi tou ji by Xueqin Cao( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in Chinese and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sueño en el pabellón rojo : memorias de una roca by Xueqin Cao( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El bello y trágico relato de los desvelos amorosos de Jia Baoyu y Lin Daiyu en la China del siglo XVIII, en el crepúsculo de un esplendor feudal que ya no es más que un sueño es a la vez una crónica deslumbrante de los claroscuros de la sociedad y la cultura de la China imperial
 
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Dream of the red chamber
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The story of the stone : a Chinese novel in five volumesThe dream of the red chamber = Hung lou mêng : a Chinese novel of the early Ching periodThe story of the stone : a novel in five volumesHung lou mêng; or, The dream of the red chamber; a Chinese novelThe story of the stone. a Chinese novel by Cao Xueqin in five volumesThe story of the stone. a Chinese novel by Cao Xueqin in five volumesA dream of red mansions as portrayed through the brush of Sun WenThe story of the stone. a Chinese novel by Cao Xueqin in five volumes
Languages
Chinese (1,045)

English (236)

Japanese (32)

Spanish (22)

German (17)

Hungarian (3)

French (2)

Romanian (2)

Korean (2)