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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - chwiggy - LibraryThing
It is a classic and understandably so, but in my opinion it is quite a strenuous and tedious task to read it in its entirety. I just can't over so many pages follow the story and its multiple and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Britt84 - LibraryThing
I was hesitant to start reading this, because I was afraid it would be difficult to read as a non-chinese reader, and because I was afraid it would be long. Well, yes, it is long, but surprisingly ... Read full review
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