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The Red Chamber by Pauline A. Chen
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Aug 23, 2012

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It was a solid historical novel, but nothing exceptional. The story read more as a modern family saga, even if the writer tried to create an authentic atmosphere of the 18th century China. The story line, taken from the famous Chinese classic was interesting but somehow stereotypical. You expect there to be a horrible matriarch, the bitterness between the concubines and the wives and the sudden change of fortune. As I liked historical novels I enjoyed it to some extent.

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