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The story of the stone : a novel in five volumes / by Cao Xueqin ; translated by David Hawkes.

; Hawkes, David, translator ; Gao, E, approximately 1738-approximately 1815 ; Minford, John, translator
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1979]-1987.
ISBN 9780253192622, 9780253192615, 0253192633, 0253192625, 0253192617, 0253192668, 9780253192639, 9780253192660

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Standard Title Hong lou meng. English
Other Title Shi tou zhi.
Other Authors Gao, E, approximately 1738-approximately 1815.
Hawkes, David,
Minford, John,
Subjects Cao, Xueqin, approximately 1717-1763 -- Fiction.
Cao, Xueqin, approximately 1717-1763.
China -- History -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912 -- Fiction.
China.
Jia, Baoyu (Fictitious character)
Jia, Baoyu (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Qing Dynasty (China)
Series Chinese literature in translation.
Description 5 volumes ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date [1979]-1987.
Notes Translation of Hong lou meng.
Vol. 4-5: edited by Gao E; translated by John Minford.
Vol. 5 has cover title in Chinese: Shi tou ji, and subtitle: a Chinese novel by Cao Xueqin in five volumes.
Also issued online.
Summary This is rated one of the greatest works of Chinese literature. Metaphysical, allegorical, and vividly realistic, the immense scope of The Story of the Stone provides something for everyone. A rich family saga, a tragic love story, and a philosophical meditation it is one of those rare huge books in which one can lose oneself completely. It begins as the story of the Stone, a supernatural entity endowed with consciousness that winds up in the mortal world and must find the path to enlightenment. His fate is inextricably bound with another creature from the Land of Illusion, the Crimson Pearl Flower. The Stone is responsible for its transformation into a fairy girl -- and she vows to repay him with "a debt of tears", willing to suffer for a lifetime in the world of mere mortals. The Stone describes how his story -- The Story of the Stone -- is the record of his journey to enlightenment, and offers the tale as a tool for others to follow his path, as, for example Vanitas does in the first chapter. --www.complete-review.com.
Contents volume 1. The golden days.--v. 2. The Crab-Flower Club.--v. 3. The warning voice.--v. 4. The debt of tears.--v. 5. The dreamer wakes.
Genre Fiction.
History
Geographic Area China
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4495528
(OCoLC)ocm04495528
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Cao, Xueqin, approximately 1717-1763.
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