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Story of the Stone Vol. 1 by Cao Xueqin (Author); Hawkes, David (Translator); Hawkes, David (Introduction by), 9780140442939
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  • ISBN: 9780140442939 | 0140442936
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/1/1974
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The Story of the Stone (c.1760) is one of the greatest novels of Chinese literature. The first part of the story, The Golden Days, begins the tale of Bao-yu, a gentle young boy who prefers girls to Confucian studies, and his two cousins: Bao-chai, his parents' choice of a wife for him, and the ethereal beauty Dai-yu. Through the changing fortunes of the Jia family, this rich, magical work sets worldly events - love affairs, sibling rivalries, political intrigues, even murder - within the context of the Buddhist understanding that earthly existence is an illusion and karma determines the shape of our lives.

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