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This is an auction for THE RED CHAMBER by Pauline Chen.

Amazon.com reviews:

"In eighteenth-century China, the beautiful orphan Daiyu leaves her home in the provinces to seek shelter with her mother's family in Beijing. At Rongguo Mansion, she is drawn into a world of sumptuous feasts, silken robes, and sparkling jewels—as well as a complex web of secret rivalries and intrigues that threatens to trap her at every turn. When she falls in love with Baoyu, the family's brilliant, unpredictable heir, she finds the forces of the family and convention arrayed against her, and must risk everything to follow her heart."

"FIVE STARS!!! Pauline Chen's debut novel, "The Red Chamber" is a brilliant premiere entry into the world of literature. The story is gleaned from the classic "Dream of the Red Chamber" by Cao Xuequin but is reinvented with a modern touch, most notably in dialogue. Yet Chen keeps the poetry and imagery of 18th Century China completely in the mix and the result is a masterwork that compares easily with "Raise the Red Lantern" (and surpasses it) and other stories that center around the woman's plight in Chinese culture of that era."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format (trade) paperback 2012.

482 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $5.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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