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The Dream of the Red Chamber, or The Story of the Stone, Vol. 1: The Golden Days

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  • 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")

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“The Dream of the Red Chamber” (also known as “The Story of the Stone”) is one of China’s Four Great Classical Novels and is considered one of the greatest works of Chinese literature. It was written by Cao Xueqin during the Qing Dynasty in the 18th century.

The novel is a sprawling epic that explores themes of love, family, societal hierarchy, and the inevitability of change. Set against the backdrop of the decline of a powerful family, the Jia clan, the story follows the lives of its members, particularly the two young cousins Jia Baoyu and Lin Daiyu, as they navigate the complexities of relationships, duty, and personal desires.

At its heart, “The Dream of the Red Chamber” is a poignant reflection on the fleeting nature of life and the transient beauty of the world. The title itself refers to the grand estate where much of the action takes place, symbolizing both the splendor and the fragility of existence.

The novel is celebrated for its richly drawn characters, intricate plotlines, and profound philosophical insights. It has had a profound influence on Chinese literature and culture, inspiring countless adaptations in various art forms and continuing to captivate readers worldwide with its timeless exploration of the human condition.

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  • 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")

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