Dream of the Red Chamber: Hung Lou Meng, Books I and II

Dream of the Red Chamber: Hung Lou Meng, Books I and II

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Dream of the Red Chamber is one of the four Chinese classics. The novel is semi-autobiographical and it gives an incredibly detailed insight into 18th-century life in China, particularly that of the aristocracy. The plot is grand in scale, peopled with a complex array of characters.

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ISBN-13: 9781775416746
Publisher: The Floating Press
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

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The Dream of the Red Chamber (Abridged) 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First this is not the complete novel. The translator published about half the work, but unfortunately passed away. However I have greater issues with this 19th century translation. The work is fairly esoteric and the translating conventions of the 19th century just don't work for me. Not the least of which is the 'mildly erotic' (from the intro) is obscured. For someone who is more knowledgeable in this field this work might be of interest. I should have done more research as I can tell even with this version that it is a fascinating work. I will start with the first of the 5 volume Penguin modern translation . Anybody want a slightly used book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can someone in the know check the sample of this? It seems like a high school student translated some passages but that may be unavoidable given the translator needing to convey certain feelings expressed in the original text.
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