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Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin
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The Chinese novel Honglou meng (红楼梦, also known as The Dream of the Red Chamber and as The Story of the Stone, 石頭記) is one of the great masterpieces of Chinese fiction.
As riveting as any soap opera, it can also be read as a study of 18th century Chinese manners, or as a Buddhist allegory. It is a large work. The first 80 chapters were written by Cao Xueqin 曹雪芹 and the remaining 40 chapters attributed to a Gao E who published the combined version in 1792.
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February 17, 2016 – Shelved
February 17, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
February 17, 2016 – Shelved as: chinese-literature
February 17, 2016 – Shelved as: e-books
February 17, 2016 – Shelved as: gutenberg
February 17, 2016 – Shelved as: fiction-18th-century
February 17, 2016 – Shelved as: books-on-books
January 13, 2017 – Shelved as: 1001-books-you-must-read-before-you

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