The Story Of The Stone, Volume I: The Golden Days, Chapters 1-26

byXueqin Cao XueqinTranslated byDavid HawkesIntroduction byDavid Hawkes

March 30, 1974|
The Story Of The Stone, Volume I: The Golden Days, Chapters 1-26 by Xueqin Cao Xueqin
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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, The Story of the Stone charts the glory and decline of the illustrious Jia family. This novel re-creates the ritualized hurly-burly of Chinese family life that would otherwise be lost and infuses it with affirming Buddhist belief.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Cao Xueqin (1715-63) was born into a family which for three generations held the office of Commissioner of Imperial Textiles in Nanking, a family so wealthy they were able to entertain the Emperor four times. However, calamity overtook them and their property was consfiscated. Cao Xueqin was living in poverty when he wrote his famous n...
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Title:The Story Of The Stone, Volume I: The Golden Days, Chapters 1-26
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:544 pages, 7.8 X 5.1 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:544 pages, 7.8 X 5.1 X 1 in
Published:March 30, 1974
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780140442939

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