The Plum in the Golden Vase by Anonymous

"The Plum in the Golden Vase" is a classic Chinese novel set during the Song Dynasty. It follows the life of Ximen Qing, a corrupt social climber and lustful merchant, who is involved with six different women. The narrative explores themes of sexuality, corruption, and societal decay, providing a detailed and critical examination of the culture and society of the time. The novel is also known for its explicit eroticism and is considered one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature.

The 3500th greatest book of all time


Published
1610
Nationality
Chinese
Type
Fiction
Pages
2000-3000
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Chinese

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