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Dream of the Red Chamber(Stories of Chinese Ancient Masterpieces)(English edition)

Author:Wang Guozheng

Publication date:2012-02-01

ISBN:9787508522340

Language:English

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Dream of the Red Chamber, or The Story of the Stone, is the greatest masterpiece of Chinese classical novels of the Ming and Qing dynasties with the most profound influence on later generations. Jia Baoyu experienced the great changes from flourishing to decline of a noble family and thus gained uni...
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Dream of the Red Chamber, or The Story of the Stone, is the greatest masterpiece of Chinese classical novels of the Ming and Qing dynasties with the most profound influence on later generations. Jia Baoyu experienced the great changes from flourishing to decline of a noble family and thus gained unique perception of life and the mortal world. Revolving around Jia Baoyu and focusing on the tragic love between Jia Baoyu and Lin Daiyu and Xue Baochai, the novel portrays a tragedy in which love, youth and life are ruined as well as exposes and profoundly reflects the root of the tragedy - the feudal system and culture.

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