The Story of the Stone
The Crab-flower Club 2nd Revised edition
Normal Price: $37.90
Your Price: $34.11 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.79! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.71 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Story of the Stone by Xueqin Cao
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 Xueqin Cao from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780140443264
(198mm x 129mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jun-1977
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Customers who bought this also bought...
Books By Author Xueqin Cao
Dream of the Red Chamber, Paperback (November 2011)
Baoyu has always believed that he will marry his childhood sweetheart, Daiyu. Daiyu is beautiful and talented, very sensitive, and physically fragile. It is a huge shock to him when he learns that his parents want him to marry Baochai instead, a healthy and considerate girl.
Story of the Stone, Paperback (August 1986)» View all books by Xueqin Cao
Tells the story of the changing fortunes of the Jia dynasty, focussing on Bao-yu, 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.
» 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 Xueqin Cao and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Xueqin Cao
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-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687