The Red Pavilion (Judge Dee Series)

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A chance encounter with Autumn Moon, the most powerful courtesan on Paradise Island, leads Judge Dee to investigate three deaths. Although he finally teases the true story from a tangled history of passion and betrayal, Dee is saddened by the perversion, corruption, and waste of the world "of flowers and willows" that thrives on prostitution.

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The Red Pavilion: A Judge Dee Mystery

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Overview

A chance encounter with Autumn Moon, the most powerful courtesan on Paradise Island, leads Judge Dee to investigate three deaths. Although he finally teases the true story from a tangled history of passion and betrayal, Dee is saddened by the perversion, corruption, and waste of the world "of flowers and willows" that thrives on prostitution.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226848730
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Series: Judge Dee Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 185
  • Sales rank: 651,724
  • Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Van Gulik (1910-67) was a Dutch diplomat and an authority on Chinese history and culture. He drew his plots from the whole body of Chinese literature, especially from the popular detective novels that first appeared in the seventeenth century.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Judge Dee Meets the Queen Flower
Judge Dee and Magistrate Lo
Ma Joong Makes a Discovery
Judge Dee, Assisted by Warden Feng, Hears Kia Yu-po
A Meeting in a Garden Pavilion
A Chain-Fighter Defeats the Assassins

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2002

    Chinese Sherlock Holmes

    I enjoyed this on an Audio Book. It showed me a different time and culture and I enjoyed that. The setting was a little crude and although I liked Judge Dee I have seen better investigators. Not bad though.

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