Story of the Stone

ISBN-10: 0140443266
ISBN-13: 9780140443264
Edition: 2nd 1979
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Description: "The Story of the Stone" (c. 1760), also known as "The Dream of the Red Chamber", is one of the greatest novels of Chinese literature. The fifth part of Cao Xueqin's magnificent saga, "The Dreamer Awakes", was carefully edited and completed by Gao E  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1979
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 9/29/1977
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

"The Story of the Stone" (c. 1760), also known as "The Dream of the Red Chamber", is one of the greatest novels of Chinese literature. The fifth part of Cao Xueqin's magnificent saga, "The Dreamer Awakes", was carefully edited and completed by Gao E some decades later. It continues the story of the changing fortunes of the Jia dynasty, focussing on Bao-yu, now married to Bao-chai, after the tragic death of his beloved Dai-yu. Against such worldly elements as death, financial ruin, marriage, decadence and corruption, his karmic journey unfolds. Like a sleepwalker through life, Bao-yu is finally awakened by a vision, which reveals to him that life itself is merely a dream, 'as moonlight mirrored in the water'.

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