The Red Chamber

The Red Chamber

Book - 2012
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An epic reimagining of the Chinese classic "Dream of the Red Chamber" is set against a backdrop of eighteenth-century Beijing and follows the intersecting lives of three women, including orphaned Daiyu, who becomes tangled in a web of intrigue with ties to the Emperor's Palace.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307701572
0307701573
Branch Call Number: FICTION CHEN PAULINE
Characteristics: 381 p. ; 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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