The Story Of The Stone, Volume Iii: The Warning Voice, Chapters 54-80

byCao Cao XueqinTranslated byDavid Hawkes Preface byDavid Hawkes

January 29, 1981|
The Story Of The Stone, Volume Iii: The Warning Voice, Chapters 54-80 by Cao 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, of which The Warning Voice is the third, 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.

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 Iii: The Warning Voice, Chapters 54-80
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:640 pages, 7.76 X 5.09 X 1.17 in
Shipping dimensions:640 pages, 7.76 X 5.09 X 1.17 in
Published:January 29, 1981
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780140443707

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