Farewell My Concubine: A Novel

Paperback | June 3, 1994

byLILIAN LEE

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Beginning amid the decadent glamour of China in the 1930s and ending in the 1980s in Hong Kong, this brilliant novel, which formed the basis for the award-winning movie, is the passionate story of an opera student who falls in love with his best friend, and the beautiful woman who comes between them.

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Beginning amid the decadent glamour of China in the 1930s and ending in the 1980s in Hong Kong, this brilliant novel, which formed the basis for the award-winning movie, is the passionate story of an opera student who falls in love with his best friend, and the beautiful woman who comes between them.

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Beginning amid the decadent glamour of China in the 1930s and ending in the 1980s in Hong Kong, this brilliant novel, which formed the basis for the award-winning movie, is the passionate story of an opera student who falls in love with his best friend, and the beautiful woman who comes between them.

Lilian Lee is the author of more than thirty books and fifteen feature films. One of the Chinese world’s leading writers, Lee’s books are instant bestsellers in her native Hong Kong. She cowrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Farewell My Concubine. Farewell My Concubine was translated by Andrea Lingenfelter, a scholar and ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:June 3, 1994Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060976446

ISBN - 13:9780060976446

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Beginning amid the decadent glamour of China in the 1930s and ending in the 1980s in Hong Kong, this brilliant novel, which formed the basis for the award-winning movie, is the passionate story of an opera student who falls in love with his best friend, and the beautiful woman who comes between them.

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"A compelling story . . . made all the more so by sharp dialogue and disturbingly vivid description. Evenly paced and with a deft touch for the intricacies of human relationships, it's the quintessential epic romance." (AsiaWeek)