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Ideal and Actual in The Story of the Stone Paperback – Apr 1 1999

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press (April 1 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0231114079
  • ISBN-13: 978-0231114073
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,295,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Though intended as an introduction for first-time readers of the masterpiece, Levy's book also offers some insights of use to specialists. A readable contribution to English studies of Honglou meng.

(Y. Wu Choice)

About the Author

Dore J. Levy is associate professor of comparative literature and East Asian Studies and chair of East Asian Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She is the author of Chinese Narrative Poetry: The Late Han Through T'ang Dynasties.

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Best introduction to the best novel of the Eastern world Dec 10 1999
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Dore Levy writes, "The Story of the Stone has the popular appeal of Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind, The critical praise of James Joyce's Ulysses and is twice the length of both combined." Read The Story of the Stone and read Levy's masterful and entertaining survey.