Peony Pavillion / Edition 1

Peony Pavillion / Edition 1

by Xianzu Tang
     
 

ISBN-10: 0887272061

ISBN-13: 9780887272066

Pub. Date: 06/01/1999

Publisher: Cheng & Tsui Company

A sixteen-year-old girl visits a forbidden garden and falls in love with a young man she meets in a dream. She has an affair with her dream-lover and dies longing for him. After her death, her unflagging spirit continues to wait for her dream-lover. Does her lover really exist? Can a youthful love born of a garden dream ever blossom?

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Overview

A sixteen-year-old girl visits a forbidden garden and falls in love with a young man she meets in a dream. She has an affair with her dream-lover and dies longing for him. After her death, her unflagging spirit continues to wait for her dream-lover. Does her lover really exist? Can a youthful love born of a garden dream ever blossom?

Based on a famous sixteenth-century Chinese opera (now a major Lincoln Center production) written by Tang Xianzu, "the Shakespeare of China," the novel leads the reader into a mythical world of passion and romance. Its many fascinating characters include a failed scholar, a Taoist nun, a husband and wife rebel team, a dissolute emperor, and Tartar invaders from the North.

About the Author:

Xiaoping Yen teaches composition and literature at City University of New York. From 1981 to 1989 he taught English at East China Normal University in Shanghai, China. He earned a Ph.D. degree from Syracuse University in 1994. With his China background and American experience, Dr. Yen has written a book that best keeps Tang Xianzu's spirit while making it more enjoyable for readers of a different culture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887272066
Publisher:
Cheng & Tsui Company
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Series:
Cheng & Tsui Literature in Translation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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