Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners [Literary Stories] - Level 2: Dream of the Red Chamber 1-4 [Set 4 vol.]
English Title: Dream of the Red Chamber 1-4
Chinese Title: 红楼梦1-4
Series: Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners 学汉语分级读物
Subseries: Level 2 - Literary Stories - 800 character level 第二级 文学故事 800字
Pages: 103 (1), 95 (2), 98 (3), 92 (4)
Shipping Weight: 560g
Size: 145mm x 210mm
Language: simplified Chinese, partially pinyin
Publisher: Beijing Language and Culture University Press 北京语言文化大学出版社
The series Graded Readers for Chinese Language Learners is composed of 50 books, divided into three subseries, namely folktales, literary stories and historical stories, corresponding to Levels 1-3 respectively. The “Literary Stories” subseries is based on the Four Great Classical Novels in ancient China. From each novel some epic snippets are extracted and adapted into 4-6 books, each with 20-30 thousand characters. Altogether there are 20 books in the subseries, six of which are from Romance of the Three Kingdoms, four from Water Margin, six from Journey to the West and four from Dream of the Red Chamber. At aolifo we offer you the whole set of the Dream of the Red Chamber, so this offer includes books 1-4.
Dream of the Red Chamber is a novel of worldwide influence by the Qing dynasty writer Cao Xueqin. It depicts the rise and fall of four great families—Jia, Xue, Wang and Shi, and tells the love story of Jia Baoyu, Lin Daiyu and Xue Baochai, etc. There are four books in this series based on this novel, namely The Rongguo Mansion and the Ningguo Mansion, The Grand View Garden, A Few Incidents in the Rongguo Mansion, and The Decline.
Included in this set of 4 volumes:
Dream of the Red Chamber (1) The Rongguo Mansion and the Ningguo Mansion ISBN: 9787561943106
The Rongguo Mansion and the Ningguo Mansion introduces the origin of Dream of the Red Chamber and the main characters in the novel. The Rongguo Mansion and the Ningguo Mansion were two celebrated noble households in the capital back in the day. Jia Zheng’s wife gave birth to a son who carried a piece of jade in the mouth at birth. The boy was named Baoyu, meaning “precious jade”. As a young boy Baoyu always loved to hang around with girls. His cousin Lin Daiyu lost her mother when she was young, so their grandmother had her taken to the Rongguo Mansion. The young cousins Jia Baoyu and Lin Daiyu spent a lot of time together and got along very well. The peasant Liu Laolao and her poverty-stricken family came from the suburbs to the capital seeking help from the Rongguo Mansion. Did the manager of Rongguo Mansion Wang Xifeng help her or not?
Dream of the Red Chamber (2) The Grand View Garden ISBN: 9787561943113
The Grand View Garden tells the story of the construction of the Grand View Garden and things that happened in it. Jia Yuanchun, the eldest daughter of Jia Zheng, was chosen as an imperial concubine and the emperor allowed her to visit her family. The Jia family built a special courtyard for her to live in during the visit, which cost a good amount of money. Yuanchun name the courtyard “Grand View Garden”. When Yuanchun’s visit ended, Jia Baoyu moved in the garden with Lin Daiyu among other sisters and girls of their age. Baoyu teased his mother’s maid Jinchuan. His mother Madam Wang was so annoyed she sent Jinchuan away. Out of shame Jinchuan jumped into a well and died, and Baoyu received a good beating from his father.
Dream of the Red Chamber (3) A Few Incidents in the Rongguo Mansion ISBN: 9787561943120
A Few Incidents in the Rongguo Mansion tells a few things that happened in the Rongguo Mansion. Liu Laolao brought some fruits and vegetables from the countryside, making Grandma Jia so happy that she invited Liu to visit the Grand View Garden with her; knowing Jia Lian cheated on her with a servant’s wife, Xifeng was enraged and made a scene; Jia She wanted to take Grandma Jia’s maid Yuanyang as his concubine, but neither Yuanyang nor Grandma Jia agreed; Baoyu fell ill because Daiyu’s maid Zijuan told him Daiyu was going back to her own home in Suzhou.
Dream of the Red Chamber (4) The Decline ISBN: 9787561943274
The Decline tells the story of how the Jias’ property was confiscated and the family declined. Jia Lian secretly married You Erjie, and the news came to Xifeng. When Jia Lian was not home, Xifeng ticked You Erjie into the Rongguo Mansion and tortured her to death. Baoyu lost his jade and became a fool. In order to “bring him good luck”, Grandma Jia decided to arrange a marriage for Baoyu, bringing Baoyu and Daiyu’s love to a tragic end. Baoyu married Xue Baochai, and Daiyu died. The emperor sent troops to search the Jia family and confiscate their property, and thus began the decline of the once prosperous family. At the end, Jia Baoyu left home and ran away.
学汉语分级读物（第2级）文学故事 红楼梦1 荣国府和宁国府
学汉语分级读物（第2级）文学故事 红楼梦2 大观园
学汉语分级读物（第2级）文学故事 红楼梦3 荣国府的事
学汉语分级读物（第2级）文学故事 红楼梦4 败落
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