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The Story of the Stone, Vol. 1: The Golden Days - Cao Xueqin, David Hawkes
The Story of the Stone, Vol. 1: The Golden Days
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"The Story of the Stone" (c. 1760) is one of the greatest novels of Chinese literature. The first part of the story, The Golden Days, begins the tale of Bao-yu, a gentle young boy who prefers girls to Confucian studies, and his two cousins: Bao-chai, his parents' choice of a wife for him, and the... show more
"The Story of the Stone" (c. 1760) is one of the greatest novels of Chinese literature. The first part of the story, The Golden Days, begins the tale of Bao-yu, a gentle young boy who prefers girls to Confucian studies, and his two cousins: Bao-chai, his parents' choice of a wife for him, and the ethereal beauty Dai-yu. Through the changing fortunes of the Jia family, this rich, magical work sets worldly events - love affairs, sibling rivalries, political intrigues, even murder - within the context of the Buddhist understanding that earthly existence is an illusion and karma determines the shape of our lives.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140442939 (0140442936)
ASIN: 140442936
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 540
Edition language: English
Series: The Story of the Stone, or The Dream of the Red Chamber (#1)
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I guess this is one of the great Chinese novels. This translation was recommended by some scholarly-sounding person on Amazon.
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