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The Story of the Stone

The Story of the Stone

by Cao Xueqin
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/12/1976
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The Story of the Stone (c.1760) is one of the greatest novels of Chinese literature. The first part of the story, The Golden Days, begins the tale of Bao-yu, a gentle young boy who prefers girls to Confucian studies, and his two cousins- Bao-chai, his parents' choice of a wife for him, and the ethereal beauty Dai-yu. Through the changing fortunes of the Jia family, this rich, magical work sets worldly events - love affairs, sibling rivalries, political intrigues, even murder - within the context of the Buddhist understanding that earthly existence is an illusion and karma determines the shape of our lives.
ISBN:
9780140442939
9780140442939
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-12-1976
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
544
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x23mm
Weight:
0.37kg

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