The Dream of the Red Chamber
by Cao Xueqin
Number of pages: 604
For more than a century and a half, Dream of the Red Chamber has been recognized in China as the greatest of its novels, a Chinese Romeo-and-Juliet love story and a portrait of one of the world's great civilizations. Translated by H. Bencraft Joly.
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