Six Records of a Floating Life by Shen Fu
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Six Records of a Floating Life
By Shen Fu

Six Records of a Floating Life

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Six Records of a Floating Life by Shen Fu

Book Description

Six Records of a Floating Life (1809) is an extraordinary blend of autobiography, love story and social document written by a man who was educated as a scholar but earned his living as a civil servant and art dealer. In this intimate memoir, Shen Fu recounts the domestic and romantic joys of his marriage to Yun, the beautiful and artistic girl he fell in love with as a child. He also describes other incidents of his life, including how his beloved wife obtained a courtesan for him and reflects on his travels through China. Shen Fu's exquisite memoir shows six parallel layers' of one man's life, loves and career, with revealing glimpses into Chinese society of the Ch'ing Dynasty.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140444292
ISBN-10: 0140444297
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 10mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Aug-1983
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Shen Fu

Old Man of the Moon by Shen Fu Old Man of the Moon, Paperback (February 2015)

Offers an account of author's marriage - from early passion to the trials of poverty and separation - and his great, enduring love for his wife in eighteenth-century China.

Six Records of a Life Adrift by Shen Fu Six Records of a Life Adrift, Paperback (September 2011)

A memoir of a life in the Qing dynasty. It reveals a sensitive and artistic man, who failed at the civil service examinations that were the gateway to official employment and had to settle for becoming an itinerant private secretary, dabbling unsuccessfully in making a living as an artist and a merchant.

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Author Biography - Shen Fu

Leonard Pratt is the bureau chief for NBC News in Hong Kong. Chiang Su-Hui was born and educated in Taiwan. She has a degree in Chinese law and has worked as an educator, writer and broadcaster. Leonard Pratt is the bureau chief for NBC News in Hong Kong. Chiang Su-Hui was born and educated in Taiwan. She has a degree in Chinese law and has worked as an educator, writer and broadcaster.

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