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The story of the stone : a Chinese novel in five volumes

Author: Xueqin Cao; David Hawkes; E Gao; John Minford
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin, 1973-1986.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cao, Xueqin, approximately 1717-1763.
Story of the stone.
London ; New York : Penguin, 1973-1986
(OCoLC)571605012
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xueqin Cao; David Hawkes; E Gao; John Minford
ISBN: 0140442936 9780140442939 9780140443264 0140443266 9780140443707 0140443703 9780140443714 0140443711 9780140443721 014044372X 0253192668 9780253192660
OCLC Number: 1286252
Notes: Translation of: Hung lou meng.
Vols. 4-5 edited by Gao E; translated by John Minford.
Description: 5 volumes : genealogical tables ; 19 cm
Contents: v. 1. The golden days --
v. 2. The Crab-flower Club --
v. 3. The warning voice --
v. 4. The debt of tears --
v. 5. The dreamer wakes.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Hong lou meng.
Golden Days
Responsibility: by Cao Xueqin ; translated by David Hawkes.

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Divided into five volumes, of which this novel is the fourth. It charts the glory and decline of the illustrious Jia family. Over and above the novel hangs the constant reminder that there is another  Read more...

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"Filled with classical allusions, multilayered wordplay, and delightful poetry, Cao's novel is a testament to what Chinese literature was capable of. Readers of English are fortunate to have David Read more...

 
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