The Red Chamber

The Red Chamber

Paperback - 2012
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In eighteenth-century China, the beautiful orphan Daiyu leaves her home in the provinces to seek shelter with her mother's family in Beijing. At Rongguo Mansion, she is drawn into a world of sumptuous feasts, silken robes, and sparkling jewels--as well as a complex web of secret rivalries and intrigues that threatens to trap her at every turn. When she falls in love with Baoyu, the family's brilliant, unpredictable heir, she finds the forces of the family and convention arrayed against her, and must risk everything to follow her heart.

Based on the epic Dream of the Red Chamber-- one of the most famous love stories in Chinese literature--this novel recasts a timeless tale for Western audiences to discover.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, c2012
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
ISBN: 9780307946560
Branch Call Number: FIC CHE
Characteristics: 381 p. : geneal. table ; 25 cm

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Lasanthi1
Mar 10, 2017

Loved the book. Couldn't wait to read the whole book. The story of women show that no matter what time period it may be their dreams and wishes for them selves and their families are still the same. It is also a sad story to read. Not like the usual story of happy ending. I recommending it. Great story.

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salgeogal
May 27, 2016

9 out of 10

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maipenrai
Oct 17, 2013

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ukiechick Aug 14, 2012

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

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ParnassusReads
Aug 03, 2012

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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