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The Red Chamber

Chen, Pauline (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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An epic reimagining of the Chinese classic "Dream of the Red Chamber" is set against a backdrop of eighteenth-century Beijing and follows the intersecting lives of three women, including orphaned Daiyu, who becomes tangled in a web of intrigue with ties to the Emperor's Palace.
Authors: Chen, Pauline, 1966-
Title: The red chamber
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 381 p. ;,25 cm.
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book."
Summary: An epic reimagining of the Chinese classic "Dream of the Red Chamber" is set against a backdrop of eighteenth-century Beijing and follows the intersecting lives of three women, including orphaned Daiyu, who becomes tangled in a web of intrigue with ties to the Emperor's Palace.
Local Note: 15 18 35 53 60 69 74 80 112 118 133 143 148 152 172 198 203 210 211 216 226 231 243 250
ISBN: 0307701573
9780307701572
Statement of Responsibility: Pauline A. Chen
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Headings: Beijing (China) Fiction. Female friendship Fiction. Women China History 18th century Fiction.
Genre/Form: Epic fiction.
Topical Term: Female friendship
Women
LCCN: 2012005050
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Aug 14, 2012
  • ukiechick rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

VERY GREAT BOOK TO READ . I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYONE. A MUST READ.

Aug 03, 2012
  • ParnassusReads rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is an adaptation of the classic Chinese novel, The Dream of the Red Chamber, which was written during the Qing Dynasty (mid-18th c.). This is an extreme abbreviation and condensation of that novel, intended in part to draw the attention of Western audiences to the classic novel. Even still, I thought this book was very good; in fact I read it in less than two days. It draws the reader into the complicated world of imperial family politics and brings 18th c. China alive to the reader. Highly recommended.

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