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A dream of red mansions / written by Cao Xueqin, Gao E; trad. Yang Xianyi, Gladys Yang

Main Author Cao Xue Qin, 1717-1763 Coauthor Gao E Secondary Author Yang Hsien-Yi, 1915-2009
Yang, Gladys, 1919-1999
Country China. Publication Beijing : Foreign Languages Press, 1999 Description 6 v. : il. ; 24 cm Series Library of chinese classics chinese-english ISBN 7-119-02411-6 (Obra completa) Contents note vol.1 : 566 p vol.2 : p. 567-1144 vol.3 : p. 1145-1769 vol.4 : p. 1771-2370 vol.5 : p. 2371-2955 vol.6 : p. 2957-3577 CDU 895.1 CAO
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vol.1 : 566 p vol.2 : p. 567-1144 vol.3 : p. 1145-1769 vol.4 : p. 1771-2370 vol.5 : p. 2371-2955 vol.6 : p. 2957-3577

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Born into a wealthy clan of bondservants to the Manchu imperial family that for three generations had controlled China's textile monopoly in Nanking, Cao Xue Qin (also known as Ts'ao Chang) spent his childhood and adolescence in a large extended family surrounded by opulence. When Cao was 13, in 1728, the Yung-cheng emperor, suspicious of the Cao family's possible ties to rival claimants of the throne and dissatisfied with their performance in Nanking, confiscated the family property. The family was forced to move to Peking and spend the rest of their lives in greatly reduced circumstances.

In his lonely middle years, Cao comforted himself by composing the brilliant long novel known as The Dream of the Red Chamber (1792) and also as The Story of the Stone. The work is both a nostalgic recreation of the golden world of his childhood, and a Buddhist and Taoist warning that worldly achievements and material possessions are vain and unenduring.

The last 40 chapters of the 120-chapter novel were written or edited by a second author, Kao O [Gao E]. That Manchu nobleman more or less followed Cao's original intentions, probably worked from rough drafts of Cao's. However, there is some evidence that Cao originally intended the work to end even more starkly and tragically than it does. Political prudence, however, made it necessary for Kao O to tone down what might have been perceived as criticism of the family's harsh treatment by the emperor.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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