The Story of the Stone: The Debt of Tears Xueqin, Cao

The Story of the Stone: The Debt of Tears

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The Story of the Stone (c. 1760), also known by the title of The Dream of the Red Chamber, is the great novel of manners in Chinese literature.
Divided into five volumes, of which The Debt of Tears is the fourth, it charts the glory and decline of the illustrious Jia family (a story which closely accords with the fortunes of the author's own family). The two main characters, Bao-yu and Dai-yu, are set against a rich tapestry of humour, realistic detail and delicate poetry, which accurately reflects the ritualized hurly-burly of Chinese family life. But over and above the novel hangs the constant reminder that there is another plane of existence - a theme which affirms the Buddhist belief in a supernatural scheme of things.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780140443714
BY (AUTHOR) Xueqin, Cao
PUBLISHER : Penguin Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : September 30, 1982
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Penguin Classics
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 199 mm x 133 mm
WEIGHT : 298 g
SERIES : The Story of the Stone

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DESCRIPTION : The Story of the Stone (c. 1760), also known by the title of The Dream of the Red Chamber, is the great novel of manners in Chinese literature.Divided into five volumes, of which The Debt of Tears is the fourth, it charts the glory and decline of the illustrious Jia family (a story which closely accords with the fortunes of the author's own family). The two main characters, Bao-yu and Dai-yu, are set against a rich tapestry of humour, realistic detail and delicate poetry, which accurately reflects the ritualized hurly-burly of Chinese family life. But over and above the novel hangs the constant reminder that there is another plane of existence - a theme which affirms the Buddhist belief in a supernatural scheme of things. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780140443714 BY (AUTHOR) Xueqin, Cao PUBLISHER : Penguin Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : September 30, 1982 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Penguin Classics LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 199 mm x 133 mm WEIGHT : 298 g SERIES : The Story of the Stone PRODUCT CATEGORY : Fiction & Related items