"CliffsNotes on Dream of the Red Chamber" explores China's best-known novel, a massive, sprawling story set during the Ching Dynasty, China's last feudal society.
Following the ups and downs of four leading aristocratic families, this study guide provides summaries and commentaries for each chapter within this wide-sweeping eighteenth-century novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work includeIntroduction to and historical background on the novelBackground on the authorsCharacter list and selected genealogiesCritical essays on the significance and limitations of the novelSuggested essay topicsSelected bibliography
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