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ISBN-10: 0140442936
ISBN-13: 9780140442939
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 03/30/1974
Dimensions: 7.78" L, 5.14" W, 0.99" H

The Story of the Stone, Volume I: The Golden Days, Chapters 1-26

Translator: David Hawkes
Introduction by: David Hawkes

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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, The Story of the Stone charts the glory and decline of the illustrious Jia family. This novel re-creates the ritualized hurly-burly of Chinese family life that would otherwise be lost and infuses it with affirming Buddhist belief.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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"Filled with classical allusions, multilayered wordplay, and delightful poetry, Cao's novel is a testament to what Chinese literature was capable of. Readers of English are fortunate to have David Hawkes and John Minford's The Story of the Stone, which distills a lifetime of scholarship and reading into what is probably the finest work of Chinese-to-English literary translation yet produced. You will be rewarded every bit of attention you give it, many times over." –SupChina, "The 100 China Books You Have to Read, Ranked" (#1)
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ISBN-10: 0140442936
ISBN-13: 9780140442939
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 03/30/1974
Dimensions: 7.78" L, 5.14" W, 0.99" H
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