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Inhaltsangabe: "The Golden Lotus", which Pearl S. Buck called "the greatest novel of physical love China has ever produced", was first published in England in 1939, in an expurgated version consistent with the standards of the time. It is now published unexpurgated, giving a full and complete translation into English. The character of the book is such that it can be studied by those interested in the cultural history of China, as a national work - in the same way that the "Decameron", "Arabian Nights" and the "Canterbury Tales" are regarded as national works. It offers an observation of social and sexual life in China during the period when it was written. At the same time, it also addresses a wider field of sexuality. "The Golden Lotus" is a portrait of family life in a polygamous household during the Sung dynasty, in the reign of Hui Tsung (AD 1101-26). It is told with an extreme frankness and detail. It is an epic work that follows the lives of Hsi-men Ching, his wives, the women of his household, the singing girls with whom he associates, his disreputable friends and the officials with whom he comes into contact. A popular tradition says that the writer to whom the work is attributed poisoned the pages of the manuscript of "The Golden Lotus" and then offered it to his enemy, the Prime Minister, in the hope that he would become so excited by the subject, and so engrossed in his reading, that he would absorb the poison as he turned the pages. "The Golden Lotus" existed in manuscript only for many years and, when it was first printed nearly a 100 years after its assumed author's death, it was promptly placed on the list of prohibited books by the famous Emperor K'ang Hsi. This edition is presented in the form of a four volume set in a slipcase.
Sprache: Text: English, Chinese (translation)
Titel: The Golden Lotus: A Translation from the ...
Verlag: Routledge & Kegan Paul
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Law Book Co of Australasia, 1972. Buchzustand: Fair. Volume 1. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 4049564
Buchbeschreibung Law Book Co of Australasia. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0710073496I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Law Book Co of Australasia, 1972. Buchzustand: Good. Volume 2. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 4687757
Buchbeschreibung Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972. Buchzustand: Good. Revised. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP62289857
Buchbeschreibung Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. First Edition Thus. 4 volumes in clean fresh albeit price clipped jackets. the jackets have no chipping or closed tearing!! Green cloth bindings. All text is in English. This is not the Chinese /English Edition. No names or marking internally. very nice. A collectible / giftable copy. -Quality Counts! All books shipped in Cardboard and all books with dust jackets have mylar jacket protectors., Very Good Price clipped Jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 170507025
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR003007519
Buchbeschreibung 1972. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1972). Reprint. Cloth, top edge sl. foxed else fine in d/w (the spine of volume 2 being torn), pp. xvii, 387; v, 376; v, 385; v, 375. ISBN 0 7100 7349 6. Described by Pearl Buck as "the greatest novel of physical love which China has produced", a national work of China in the sense that the Decameron, the Arabian Nights, and the Canterbury Tales are national works. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 106857
Buchbeschreibung Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972. Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First complete translated hardback edition in 4 volumes, 1972, with unclipped jackets. In overall near fine used condition with slight signs of age, handling and storage - small chip to volume 1 dj lower rear edge. Internally clean. Bindings tight and appear almost unread; no annotations or inscriptions; text bright and clear throughout. Not old library books. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 161820
Buchbeschreibung Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1972. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. Original matching green cloth hard covers, in matching pictorial dust jackets. A superb set: bright, clean, tight and unmarked books in unclipped dust jackets. Very neat -- a sound and handsome set! Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 50882gh
Buchbeschreibung Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110710073496