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Dream of the Red Chamber (Hung Lou Meng)

Dream of the Red Chamber (Hung Lou Meng)

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Dream of the Red Chamber (Hung Lou Meng)

This is Book I and II of Dream of the Red Chamber (Hung Lou Meng), composed by Cao Xueqin. It is one of China's Four Great Classical Novels. It was composed sometime in the middle of the 18th century during the Qing Dynasty. It is a masterpiece of Chinese vernacular literature and is generally acknowledged to be the

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Dream of the Red Chamber (Hung Lou Meng)

This is Book I and II of Dream of the Red Chamber (Hung Lou Meng), composed by Cao Xueqin. It is one of China's Four Great Classical Novels. It was composed sometime in the middle of the 18th century during the Qing Dynasty. It is a masterpiece of Chinese vernacular literature and is generally acknowledged to be the pinnacle of classical Chinese novels. "Redology" is the field of study devoted exclusively to this work.

Dream of the Red Chamber you discover the period when China was governed by Manchu aristocrats who created social turbulence for selfish, political purposes. Tsao Hsueh-Chin's description of the four families (Chia, Shih, Wang, and Hsueh) is deeply rooted in the reality of the time. The main characters of the novel, Chia Pao-yu and Lin Tai-yu, are typical of young people everywhere; they desperately want to be free to marry whomever they wish.

Hung Lou Meng is one of the most-read novels ever and has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide! It is destined to become a favorite in your own library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012898739
Publisher:
Manatee Media
Publication date:
06/24/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,001,569
File size:
3 MB

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