Cao Xueqin


Born
Nanjing, China

Xueqin Cao (Chinese: 曹雪芹; pinyin: Cáo Xuěqín; Wade–Giles: Ts'ao Hsueh-ch'in, 1715 or 1724 — 1763 or 1764) was a Qing Dynasty Chinese writer, best known as the author of Dream of the Red Chamber, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. His given name was Zhan Cao (曹霑) and his courtesy name is Mengruan (夢阮; 梦阮; literally "Dream about Ruan" or "Dream of Ruan")[...] ...more

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Dream of the Red Chamber

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The Crab-Flower Club (The S...

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The Warning Voice (The Stor...

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The Debt of Tears (The Stor...

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The Dreamer Wakes (The Stor...

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A Dream of Red Mansions (Vo...

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The Dream of the Red Chamber

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“The cunning waste their pains;
The wise men vex their brains;
But the simpleton, who seeks no gains,
With belly full, he wanders free
As drifting boat upon the sea.”
Cao Xueqin, The Golden Days

“Truth becomes fiction when the fiction's true;
Real becomes not-real where the unreal's real.”
Cao Xueqin, The Golden Days

“Truth becomes fiction when the fiction's true. Real becomes Not-Real when the Unreal's Real.”
Cao Xuequin

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Antigone by Sophocles -441, 80 pages
 
  78 votes, 26.3%

De Profundis by Oscar Wilde 1897, 188 pages
 
  67 votes, 22.6%

A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy 1873, 374 pages
 
  50 votes, 16.8%

Germinal by Émile Zola 1885, 592 pages
 
  43 votes, 14.5%

The Warden by Anthony Trollope 1855, 336 pages
 
  35 votes, 11.8%

The Golden Days by Cao Xueqin 1791, 542 pages
 
  24 votes, 8.1%

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