This celebrated Chinese classical novel is a masterpiece of realism written in the middle of the eighteen century during the Qianlong era of the Qing Dynasty. It takes as its background the decline of four great noble families and deals with the tragic love between Jia Baoyu and Lin Daiyu. the novel provides a comprehensive and faithful picture of the social reality of the time, exposes the corrupt and iniquitous nature of feudal society and wrathfully denounces the crimes of the feudal autocratic system.
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Review: A Dream of Red Mansions - Volume 1 of 3User Review - Mary - Goodreads
I have now read the first of three books, but find that I am just on chapter 41 of 120 chapters now, a very long book simply broken up into three pieces by the publisher. There is lots to like here, and I will write more later. Likely I will defer reading the rest for a while. Read full review
Review: A Dream of Red Mansions - Volume 1 of 3User Review - Justinia - Goodreads
One of the thirteen doomed young ladies down...can't wait to see who's next. Beautiful, rich language. Read full review
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