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The Story of the Stone


The Story of the Stone (c. 1760), also known by the title of The Dream of the Red Chamber, is the great novel of manners in Chinese literature. Divided into five volumes, of which The Warning Voice is the third, it charts the glory and decline of the illustrious Jia family (a story which closely accords with the fortunes of the author's own family). The two main characters, Bao-yu and Dai-yu, are set against a rich tapestry of humour, realistic detail and delicate poetry, which accurately reflects the ritualized hurly-burly ...

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The Story of the Stone
2020, Mint Editions, Berkeley

ISBN-13: 9781513268927

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The Story of the Stone
1980, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780140443707

3rd edition

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The Story of the Stone
1973, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780140442939

Mass-market paperback

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