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The Dream of the Red Chamber


The Dream of the Red Chamber

Author: Cao Xueqin & Gao E
Order No. 6144
ISBN-13: 9781616120351
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Prunus Press USA
Pub Year: 2010
Language: English
Size: 11 x 10
Page: 430
Price: $99.95

Hong Lou Meng is internationally the best known of China’s literary masterpieces. Dream of the Red Chamber, as the title is now most often rendered in English, has resonance with many readers, even those unfamiliar with Chinese literature. More importantly, this long, involved, imaginative romance is arguably the greatest of Chinese novels – and also the most vigorously discussed. Because of the mystery of its authorship – obscured by the different versions of the novel and by the veil of time – because of the novel’s ability to conjure the historical period when it was written, because of the intricacy of its story-telling, and, most importantly, because of its artistic quality, which is unanimously acclaimed, the controversy surrounding it has continued for more than two centuries.

This is a new, adapted version of English based on the translations of the following: A Dream of Red Mansions by Yang Hsien-yi and Gladys Yang; and The Dream of the Red Chamber by H. Bencraft Joly. There are beautiful color illustrations on almost every page, which brings the story to life.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 19 June, 2012.

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