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紅樓夢   By: (1717?-1763)

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紅樓夢 by Xueqin Cao is a classic Chinese novel that delves deep into the complexities of 18th-century Chinese society. The story follows the lives of the Jia family as they navigate through intricate relationships, power struggles, and societal conventions.

The author’s vivid descriptions and character development create a rich tapestry of emotions, and readers are quickly drawn into the dramatic world of the Jia family. From love and jealousy to betrayal and heartbreak, the novel explores a wide range of human emotions and experiences.

One of the most captivating aspects of the book is its exploration of gender roles and the constraints placed on women in traditional Chinese society. Through the characters of Lin Daiyu and Xue Baochai, the novel gives voice to the struggles and challenges faced by women in a patriarchal society.

Overall, 紅樓夢 is a beautifully written and thought-provoking novel that offers readers a glimpse into the complexities of Chinese culture and society. Its timeless themes of love, family, and societal expectations continue to resonate with readers of all backgrounds.

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第一回 甄士隱夢幻識通靈 賈雨村風塵怀閨秀 此開卷第一回也.作者自云:因曾歷過一番夢幻之后,故將真事隱去, 而借"通靈"之說,撰此《石頭記》一書也.故曰"甄士隱"云云.但書中所記 何事何人?自又云:“今風塵碌碌,一事無成,忽念及當日所有之女子,一 一細考較去,覺其行止見識,皆出于我之上.何我堂堂須眉,誠不若彼裙釵 哉?實愧則有余,悔又無益之大無可如何之日也!當此,則自欲將已往所賴 天恩祖德,錦衣紈褲之時,飫甘饜肥之日,背父兄教育之恩,負師友規談之 德,以至今日一技無成,半生潦倒之罪,編述一集,以告天下人:我之罪固 不免,然閨閣中本自歷歷有人,万不可因我之不肖,自護己短,一并使其泯 滅也.雖今日之茅椽蓬牖,瓦灶繩床,其晨夕風露,階柳庭花,亦未有妨我 之襟怀筆墨者.雖我未學,下筆無文,又何妨用假語村言,敷演出一段故事 來,亦可使閨閣昭傳,复可悅世之目,破人愁悶,不亦宜乎?"故曰"賈雨村 "云云.   此回中凡用“夢”用“幻”等字,是提醒閱者眼目,亦是此書... Continue reading book >>

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