The Story of the Stone

The Story of the Stone

Volume 1, The Golden Days : A Chinese Novel

Book - 1973
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The Story of the Stone (c.1760) is one of the greatest novels of Chinese literature. The first part of the story, The Golden Days, begins the tale of Bao-yu, a gentle young boy who prefers girls to Confucian studies, and his two cousins- Bao-chai, his parents' choice of a wife for him, and the ethereal beauty Dai-yu. Through the changing fortunes of the Jia family, this rich, magical work sets worldly events - love affairs, sibling rivalries, political intrigues, even murder - within the context of the Buddhist understanding that earthly existence is an illusion and karma determines the shape of our lives.
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, c1973
ISBN: 9780140442939
0140442936
Branch Call Number: CLASSICS F CAO
Characteristics: 540 p. : ill, geneal. table ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: golden days

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