Zhonjhuo wenxue minjzhu jing xuan

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Penguin, 1973 - Fiction - 544 pages
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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 description

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And so the Dream of Golden Days draws to a close, and along with it the story of the Jia family - their decadent and luxurious lifestyle, subsequent fall from grace, and their eventual restoration. As ... Read full review

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The end of a deep and engrossing novel. This beautifully structured work lives up to its reputation. I was entranced. Read full review

Contents

NOTE ON SPELLING II
11
CHAPTER
21
CHAPTER I
35
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David Hawkes is Associate Professor of English, Lehigh University. His first book, "Ideology," was published in 1996.

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