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The Red Chamber by Pauline A. ChenIn this lyrical reimagining of the Chinese classic Dream of the Red Chamber, set against the breathtaking backdrop of eighteenth-century Beijing, the lives of three unforgettable women collide in the inner chambers of the Jia mansion. When orphaned Daiyu leaves her home in the provinces to take shelter with her cousins in the Capital, she is drawn into a world of opulent splendor, presided over by the ruthless, scheming Xifeng and the prim, repressed Baochai. As she learns the secrets behind their glittering façades, she finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue and hidden passions, reaching from the petty gossip of the servants’ quarters all the way to the Imperial Palace. When a political coup overthrows the emperor and plunges the once-mighty family into grinding poverty, each woman must choose between love and duty, friendship and survival.
In this dazzling debut, Pauline A. Chen draws the reader deep into the secret, exquisite world of the women’s quarters of an aristocratic household, where the burnish of wealth and refinement mask a harsher truth: marriageable girls are traded like chattel for the family’s advancement, and to choose to love is to risk everything.
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The novel was selected for the Booker Prize shortlist. The Washington Post and Pulitzer Prize -winning book critic Jonathan Yardley placed On Chesil Beach on his top ten for , praising McEwan's writing and saying that "even when he's in a minor mode, as he is here, he is nothing short of amazing".
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Florence Ponting and Edward Mayhew, young British newlyweds working up the nerve to consummate their marriage in a seaside hotel, are both virgins. But the problems they face owe less to their inexperience than to the absence of a shared vocabulary adequate to their feelings and desires. McEwan, who was born in — and is thus a crucial decade younger than Florence and Edward and a full generation younger than poor Philip Larkin — has made a career out of exploring the gray areas between erotic innocence and carnal knowledge. The film, for which Mr. McEwan wrote the screenplay, draws a pictorial veil between past and present. As is customary with literary adaptations of this kind, subjective impressions are filtered through physical details.
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