The Story of the Stone
The Dreamer Wakes 5th Revised edition
Normal Price: $36.43
Your Price: $32.78 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.64! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.64 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Story of the Stone by John Minford
Book Description"The Story of the Stone" (c. 1760), also known as "The Dream of the Red Chamber", is one of the greatest novels of Chinese literature. The fifth part of Cao Xueqin's magnificent saga, "The Dreamer Awakes", was carefully edited and completed by Gao E some decades later. It continues the story of the changing fortunes of the Jia dynasty, focussing on Bao-yu, now married to Bao-chai, after the tragic death of his beloved Dai-yu. Against such worldly elements as death, financial ruin, marriage, decadence and corruption, his karmic journey unfolds. Like a sleepwalker through life, Bao-yu is finally awakened by a vision, which reveals to him that life itself is merely a dream, 'as moonlight mirrored in the water'.
Buy Story of the Stone book by John Minford from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780140443721
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Aug-1986
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Customers who bought this also bought...
Books By Author John Minford
Sun Tzu the Art of War, Paperback (March 2017)
Now available in its complete form, including the Chinese characters and English text, this essential examination of the art of strategic thinking features extensive commentary and an insightful historical introduction written by Lionel Giles, its original translator
I Ching, Hardback (May 2015)
The I Ching, or Book of Change, has been consulted through the ages, in both China and the West, for answers to fundamental questions about the world and our place in it. This translation is informed by various archaeological discoveries and features a gorgeously rendered codex of divination signs.
Art of War, Hardback (November 2014)
Providing the leaders with essential advice on battlefield tactics, managing troops and terrain, and employing cunning and deception, this book has also become a touchstone for the Western struggle for survival and success, whether in battle, in business or in relationships.
Islands and Continents, Paperback (March 2007)» View all books by John Minford
Presents a personal vision of the city, capturing its poignant ambivalence as a postcolonial territory on the fringe of China. The author offers a gallery of characters, with their shared memories and ties with Hong Kong. He portrays ordinary lives against the background of local history, mingling subtle pathos with realism and humour.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Story of the Stone book by John Minford and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - John Minford
Cao Xueqin (?1715-63) was born into a family which for three generations held the office of Commissioner of Imperial Textiles in Nanking, a family so wealthy they were able to entertain the Emperor four times. However, calamity overtook them and their property was consfiscated. Cao Xueqin was living in poverty when he wrote his famous novel The Story of the Stone.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687