Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 39. Chapters: Chinese classic novels, Chinese erotic novels, Chinese historical novels, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Dream of the Red Chamber, Journey to the West, Water Margin, Fengshen Yanyi, Moment in Peking, Marrying Buddha, Becoming Madame Mao, Jin Ping Mei, The Scholars, Flowers in the Mirror, Wives and Concubines, The Republic of Wine, Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, Ghost Blows Out the Light, Journeys to the Under-World, Wisely, The Seven Heroes and Five Gallants, The Chess Master, Monkey, A Dictionary of Maqiao, Ru-yan, The Carnal Prayer Mat, Xingshi Yinyuan Zhuan, Yellow Peril, The Four Journeys, Red Crag, The Ancient Ship, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Chronicle of a Blood Merchant, My Memories of Old Beijing, Bao Gong An. Excerpt: Dream of the Red Chamber (simplified Chinese: traditional Chinese: pinyin: Hong Lou Meng; Wade-Giles: Hung Lou Meng), composed by Cao Xueqin, is one of China's Four Great Classical Novels. It was composed in the middle of the 18th century during the Qing Dynasty. It is considered to be a masterpiece of Chinese vernacular literature and is generally acknowledged to be a pinnacle of Chinese fiction. qRedologyq is the field of study devoted exclusively to this work. The title has also been translated as Red Chamber Dream and A Dream of Red Mansions. The novel circulated in manuscript copies with various titles until print publication in 1791. The novel is also often known as The Story of the Stone (simplified Chinese: traditional Chinese: pinyin: Shitou ji). While the first 80 chapters were written by Cao Xueqin, Gao E, who prepared the first and second printed editions with his partner Cheng Weiyuan in 1791-2, added 40 additional chapters to complete the novel. Red Chamber is believed to be semi-autobiographical, mirroring the rise and decay...The novel circulated in manuscript copies with various titles until print publication in 1791. The novel is also often known as The Story of the Stone (simplified Chinese: traditional Chinese: pinyin: Shitou ji).
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