Dream of the Red Chamber

Dream of the Red Chamber Baoyu has always believed that he will marry his childhood sweetheart Daiyu Daiyu is beautiful and talented very sensitive and physically fragile It is a huge shock to him when he learns that his p

  • Title: Dream of the Red Chamber
  • Author: Christine Sun Cao Xueqin Shirley Chiang
  • ISBN: 9781906230364
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Paperback
  • Baoyu has always believed that he will marry his childhood sweetheart, Daiyu Daiyu is beautiful and talented, very sensitive, and physically fragile It is a huge shock to him when he learns that his parents want him to marry Baochai instead, a healthy and considerate girl.Baoyu s family is fast losing its fame and fortune One by one, Baoyu s female friends, relatives anBaoyu has always believed that he will marry his childhood sweetheart, Daiyu Daiyu is beautiful and talented, very sensitive, and physically fragile It is a huge shock to him when he learns that his parents want him to marry Baochai instead, a healthy and considerate girl.Baoyu s family is fast losing its fame and fortune One by one, Baoyu s female friends, relatives and servants are being married off or sold, and he realises just how much he values the qualities of the women in his life.Will Baoyu surrender to life s harsh realities and give up his true love What can he do to protect the women he loves from violence, neglect and abuse Full of a fiery passion for love and beauty, Dream of the Red Chamber is the story of a young man in search of what is truly important to him.

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      Christine Sun Cao Xueqin Shirley Chiang

    About Author

    1. Christine Sun was born in Taipei, Taiwan Now an Australian citizen, she works as a bilingual writer, translator, reader and independent scholar, while occasionally writing journalistic articles and book reviews Via her website eBook Dynasty, she helps all English language authors, agents and publishers to promote their titles in the Chinese World as ebooks and print books.

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    1. This is a great way to assess whether you d like to read the whole full length book You can get through this in an hour and gauge if this type of drama is your cup of tea I d recommend this to any child and adult.


    2. What an exceptional little book It is apparently a Real Reads series, which I had not previously heard of The website realreads states the books are retellings of great literature from around the world, each fitted into a 64 page book The books themselves are paperback I see they also are available on Audible , but what a lovely paperback, with a book cover, thick, thick paper and charming illustrations Other features that I enjoyed were a list of characters which I did use quite often and in th [...]


    3. I won Real Reads Dream of the Red Chamber in a First Reads giveaway and was excited to get a chance to read this condensed version of the Chinese classic This retelling of Cao Xueqin s original stays true to the tone that is characteristic of 18th century China, while also making accessible the story of Baoyu and the important ladies in his life The descriptions of the characters and some of the scenery feel very genuine and authentic, illustrating accurately life during this time period This i [...]


    4. Dream of the Red Chamber which I won from Giveaways is an 18th century Chinese tale that appears light and imaginative at first, masking a heavy dose of reality It tells the story of Baoyu, man in love with his talented and fragile cousin Daiyu, a penniless young woman who depends on his family for support As time passes their love grows deeper as does his family s ambitions and they connive to marry him to Baochai, a capable, healthy and considerate woman The story depicts traditions in the Chi [...]


    5. I won this book in a First Reads contest.I read the English version translated by Christine Sun I have to say, it baffled me because it seemed to be missing parts of the story I found at the end that it was a much abridged version that cut of the story and characters out and just gave you the barest essentials of the story I think it did the story a hug disservice because it left it as a skeleton that tells you almost nothing about the characters and why things are happening to them.I did like [...]


    6. This volume is an enjoyable teaser for the epic Chinese classic, Dream of the Red Chamber Christine Sun s synopsis relates the main plot line of Cao s intricate tale about life for Chinese women in the 18th Century If a reader is intrigued by the story and wants to go on to read the extended novel, an afterward provides suggestions for understanding the historical setting of Dream of the Red Chamber and lists several English translations to consider I m adding Cao Xueqin s book to my reading lis [...]




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