Story of the Stone

ISBN-10: 0140443711

ISBN-13: 9780140443714

Edition: 4th 1982

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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, of which The Debt of Tears is the fourth, it charts the glory and decline of the illustrious Jia family (a story which closely accords with the fortunes of the author's own family). The two main characters, Bao-yu and Dai-yu, are set against a rich tapestry of humour, realistic detail and delicate poetry, which accurately reflects the ritualized hurly-burly of Chinese family life. But over and above the novel hangs the constant reminder that there is another plane of existence - a theme which affirms the Buddhist belief in a supernatural scheme of things.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/16/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.70" wide x 5.10" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

John Minford studied Chinese at Oxford and has taught in China, Hong Kong, and New Zealand.

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