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The Resource The story of the stone : a Chinese novel in five volumes, by Cao Xueqin ; translated by David Hawkes

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

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The story of the stone : a Chinese novel in five volumes
Title
The story of the stone
Title remainder
a Chinese novel in five volumes
Statement of responsibility
by Cao Xueqin ; translated by David Hawkes
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
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
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DLC
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approximately 1717-1763
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Cao, Xueqin
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Hawkes, David
Series statement
Chinese literature in translation
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Jia, Baoyu (Fictitious character)
Label
The story of the stone : a Chinese novel in five volumes, by Cao Xueqin ; translated by David Hawkes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of Hung lou meng
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. The golden days.-- v. 2. The Crab-Flower club.--v. 3. The warning voice.--v. 4. The story of the stone
Control code
4495528
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
5 volumes
Isbn
9780253192660
Isbn Type
(set)
Lccn
78020279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)76578
Label
The story of the stone : a Chinese novel in five volumes, by Cao Xueqin ; translated by David Hawkes
Publication
Note
Translation of Hung lou meng
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. The golden days.-- v. 2. The Crab-Flower club.--v. 3. The warning voice.--v. 4. The story of the stone
Control code
4495528
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
5 volumes
Isbn
9780253192660
Isbn Type
(set)
Lccn
78020279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)76578

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