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Crab-Flower Club: The Story of the Stone, Chapters 27-53

Crab-Flower Club: The Story of the Stone, Chapters 27-53 - 77 edition

Crab-Flower Club: The Story of the Stone, Chapters 27-53 - 77 edition

ISBN13: 9780140443264

ISBN10: 0140443266

Crab-Flower Club: The Story of the Stone, Chapters 27-53 by Cao Xueqin and David  Translator Hawkes - ISBN 9780140443264
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 77
Copyright: 1977
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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International: No
Crab-Flower Club: The Story of the Stone, Chapters 27-53 by Cao Xueqin and David  Translator Hawkes - ISBN 9780140443264

ISBN13: 9780140443264

ISBN10: 0140443266

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 77

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Summary

The Story of the Stone (c. 1760), also known by the title of The Dream of the Red Chamber, is the great novel of manners in Chinese literature.

Divided into five volumes, of which The Crab-Flower Club is the second, it charts the glory and decline of the illustrious Jia family (a story which closely accords with the fortunes of the author's own family). The two main characters, Bao-yu and Dai-yu, are set against a rich tapestry of humour, realistic detail and delicate poetry, which accurately reflects the ritualized hurly-burly of Chinese family life. But over and above the novel hangs the constant reminder that there is another plane of existence - a theme which affirms the Buddhist belief in a supernatural scheme of things.