Dream of Red Chamber Vol 1: Traditional Chinese Edition (Paperback)
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Dream of the Red Chamber, by Xueqin Cao, is one of China's Four Great Classical Novels. It was written sometime in the middle of the 18th century during the Qing Dynasty. Long considered a masterpiece of Chinese literature, the novel is generally acknowledged to be the pinnacle of Chinese fiction. Dream of the Red Chamber is remarkable not only for its huge cast of characters and psychological scope, but also for its precise and detailed observation of the life and social structures typical of 18th-century Chinese society.