Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin

"Dream of the Red Chamber" is a classic Chinese novel that provides a detailed, episodic record of life in the aristocratic Jia family. The story revolves around the love triangle between the family's heir, his sickly cousin, and his other cousin who is raised to be his wife. It is also a critique of the family's decline and a reflection on the societal norms of the time. The novel is famous for its vivid characterization and psychological depth, and its unique portrayal of Chinese society during the Qing dynasty.

The 554th greatest book of all time


Published
1754
Nationality
Chinese
Type
Fiction
Pages
1200-2500
Words
850,000
Original Language
Chinese

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