Eine himmlische Liebe: Roman by Lisa See

Eine himmlische Liebe: Roman

byLisa See, Elke Link

Kobo ebook | April 19, 2010 | German

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Bevor Mudan verheiratet wird, macht der Vater ihr ein großartiges Geschenk: Er lässt eine Oper im Garten seines Hauses aufführen. Dabei übertritt sie die strengen Regeln, die im China des 17. Jahrhunderts gelten. Sie lässt sich von einem Fremden ansprechen, dem sofort ihr Herz gehört. Nun will sie sich nicht mehr ihrem Schicksal fügen – wie ihr großes Vorbild: die Heldin der Oper, die lieber ihr Leben lässt als einen unbekannten Mann zu heiraten.

Lisa See entführt in die Welt des alten China und erzählt nicht nur die Geschichte einer himmlischen Liebe, sondern schildert Frauen, die sich nicht hindern ließen, schreibend ihr Leben und ihre Liebe selbst in die Hand zu nehmen.

Title:Eine himmlische Liebe: RomanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 19, 2010Publisher:C. Bertelsmann VerlagLanguage:German

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ISBN - 10:3641040574

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely lived it #plumreview A really compelling story, great writing, and fabulous historical detail.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! This book was way different than Lisa See's other work but I still really really liked it! It was so interesting and I did't realize how much was based on history until I read the commentary at the back of the book #Plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read but I liked Snow Flower & the Secret Fan better.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh It was fascinating to get an understanding of Chinese heritage and an interpretation of the afterlife but it just got extremely tough to enjoy by the end lacking true substance it is amazing to see how far woman have come in society though.
Date published: 2015-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite book! Sorry, I meant ***Chinese history. My bad!
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite book! Despite these terrible reviews, it is actually my favourite book. I thought the love story was beautiful, but I also think it applies to a very niche crowd. Like Japanese history? Like ghosts and spirits? Like romance? Then maybe you'll like this.
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Thought it Would Never End I have read several of Lisa See's books, including her memoir, and really enjoyed them. Unfortunately this was not an enjoyable read. Although it is not a lengthy book, it took me forever to read because I was simply bored. I could not really get into the story or the characters. I finished reading it because I can't get part way through a book and leave it, but I would not recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2014-08-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Tragic Love Story This book is a blend of historical perspective combined with the spiritual life of 17th century China. A 9 hours long opera “The Peony Pavilion” written by Tan Xianzu in 1598 provides the framework. The opera tells a tale of lovesick young women who fall in love go on a hunger strike and gradually waist away only to be reborn after their death as ghosts. The author’s tale is a mix of spirituality, cultural details, tradition, superstitions and everyday life experiences. The story opens with 16 year old Peony and other young women watching through a slit in the viewing screen the opening performance of “The Peony Pavilion”, custom does not allow them to mix with the male audience. During a poignant moment in the performance Peony catches a glimpse of Wu Ren, a handsome young man in the audience. Overcome by emotion she leaves the room and as destiny would have it, she eventually encounters him in a courtyard near the lakeside pavilion…..it is an encounter that launches a love story with all the atmosphere of the period….. This tragic love story takes us through a mystical journey to hell, with demons, ghosts and sword fighting. The main character Peony narrates her life in a rather lackluster manner and appears a little naïve when devastated by cruel twists of fate. When she reappears as a ghost the story become monotonous, a constant tale of stalking and obsessiveness and the slow pacing became overwhelming and I found myself quickly losing interest and eventually wondered how I made it to the last page. In all fairness, there are interesting parts that add a tad of substance to the tale, I found the background information about the Cataclysm, the Manchu overthrow of the Ming regime and the beliefs and ritual of the people to be interesting. I may not have appreciated this novel to its fullest but others have and others will.
Date published: 2011-08-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Undecided At first I quite enjoyed the book and the character Peony, however it suddenly got boring and seemed to drag on. It did teach me a great deal about Chinese culture, which was interesting. I still do not know if I liked it or not but it is definitely interesting and unique.
Date published: 2011-07-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wasn't Bad - Some Interesting Insights Set in 17th century China, “Peony in Love” offers an interesting exploration of the traditions of the time, women’s position in society, female relationships, and the afterlife. This is the strength of the book and is what kept me reading. Unfortunately, I did not connect with Peony and found the love story cloying.
Date published: 2011-04-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for everyone...but I was satisfied Peony is one of those books that I finish reading and need a minute to decide if I actually liked it or not. It was compelling in that the first few chapters were exactly what I was expecting, and then, out of seemingly nowhere, it takes a turn in the mystical direction and explores the old Chinese traditions and visions of the afterlife. At first I was disappointed at this turn of events since I was really enjoying the story the way it was, but as I read on, I realized I was learning something about another culture that I was previously unaware of, and I began to appreciate what the author was trying to do. Peony does have it's flaws though, I found the language at times a bit pretentious, and felt some of the characters could have been more developed, but in the end I have come to the conclusion that I liked this novel, but I can definetly see how some readers could be put off by it.
Date published: 2011-03-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A Terrible Read I've enjoyed several of Lisa See's novels. However, this one was extremely disappointing. I found the main character to be weak and uninteresting. The love theme in this book was too much for me. I found it completely pathetic. Not only did it start out being ridiculous, it continues through the book where the main character is a ghost!!! I just can't go on how to describe this silly book. I'll leave you with one thought, I loved Lisa See but this book has made me a bit hesitant.
Date published: 2010-07-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as Snow Flower! Lisa See has been recording her Chinese research again! Her story is wonderful, but not as good as Snow Flower by far. I found her "sum up" to be a little slow, and had difficulty getting to the end. It does show the meaning of true love, in a very different way, both parental love, love of a child and spousal love. This is different than any book I have ever read!
Date published: 2008-07-17