Dream of the red chamber

Creator
Tsao, Chan, 1717 (ca.)-1763
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895.134 T877
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Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Doran, 1929
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Contents

DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER 1
DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER 7
TO NAMUCHA 9
INTRODUCTION 19
II TSAO HSUEH-CHIN AND HIS SUCCESSORS 20
III COMMENTS ON THE KAO VERSION 22
IV A RECENTLY DISCOVERED VERSION 23
V SOME REMARKS ON THE SCHEME OF THE PRESENT ADAPTATION 23
VI IN WHICH THE TRANSLATOR VENTURES A FEW CRITICISMS 27
LIST OF IMPORTANT CHARACTERS 29
PROLOGUE 33
BOOK ONE 53
II In which Black Jade is received with open arms by the Matriarchy And Pao-Yu is infuriated because Black Jade is without jade. 62
III In which the Matriarch attends a party in the Ningkuofu, And Pao-Yu first learns the secret of man and woman. 73
IV In which Liu lao-lao visits the Yungkuofu for the first time, And Madame Wang again shows her generosity toward the poor. 82
V In which Precious Virtue tells of her very complicated Cold Perfume Pills, And Pao-Yu hears some unmentionable family secrets. 91
VI In which Pao-Yu, by a strange destiny, meets the golden locket, And Precious Virtue, by a happy coincidence, sees the “Spiritual Understanding.” 97
VII In which the schoolhouse is turned into a battle ground, And Widow King's indignation is set aside because of Chin-shih's illness. 104
VIII In which Phoenix proves herself an able And Chia Jui looks into the fatal right side of the Windand-Moon Mirror. 114
IX In which Black Jade returns to Yangchow because of her father’s And Phomix is drafted to take charge of the funeral of Chin-shih. 124
X In which Phoenix uses her power as a means of oppression at the Temple-with-Iron-Railings, And Chin Chung satisfies his longing at the Bread Loaf Convent. 134
XI In which Pao-Yu is made to suffer because of the perversity of Black fade. And Cardinal Spring is allowed to visit her family by the magnanimity of the Son of Heaven. 142
XII In which Shih Hsiang-Yun comes for an extended visit at the And Chia Pao-Yu turns to philosophy because of his grievances. 153
BOOK TWO 159
XIV In which, because of evil spells cast over them, Phoenix and Pao-Yu come near to death, And, by the efficacy of the Precious fade of Spiritual Understanding, they find their way back to life. 169
XV In which the Record of the Western Chamber is more than once the cause of the lovers' quarrels, And the fade of Spiritual Understanding is again the scapegoat of Pao-Yu's anger. 178
XVI In which it is shown that the more blessing one has, the more blessing one wants, And that the greater the love, the greater the demand for more love. 188
XVII In which Golden Bracelet is disgraced because of Pao-Yu’s attentions to her, And Black fade is deeply moved bacause of Pao-Yu's declaration of his love. 199
XVIII In which Chia Cheng discovers the escapades of his erring son, And Pao-Yu suffers the chastisement of his severe father. 205
XIX In which Pao-Yu conveys to Black Jade his love through two nondescript handkerchiefs, And Precious Virtue gets a glimpse of what Pao-Yu thinks of the destiny of gold and jade. 214
XX In which the mistress of Autumnal Study organizes the Haitang Poetry Club, And the Old Dame of the rustic milage furnishes the comic touch. 223
XXI In which it is proved that human events are as uncertain as the weather, And it is further proved that one would sooner apologize to one's concubine than to one's wife. 234
XXII In which Phœnix becomes monitor of the poetry club in spite of her innocence in versification, And Precious Virtue wins the trust of Black fade through kindness. 243
XXIII In which one would expect such an unbecoming thing from such a person as Chia Shi eh Nor is one surprised at such admirable resolution from such an admirable maid as Loyal Goose. 248
XXIV In which the glory of the master is reflected in the prosperity of the servant, And the honour of the profession is vindicated by the amateur actor Liu Hsiang-Lien. 263
XXV In which Lotus shows herself the most persevering of would-be poets, And the new arrivals all prove themselves proficient in verse-making. 270
XXVI In which the blundering Chao yi-niang causes humiliation to her own daughter, And the able Quest Spring takes charge of affairs because of Phoenix's illness. 282
XXVII In which Purple Cuckoo shows how concerned she is over the future of her mistress, And Pao-Yu gives new evidence that he cannot live without Black fade. 290
BOOK THREE 299
XXIX In which Chia Lien secretly marries Yew erh-chieh as his concubine, And Yew san-chieh openly demands Liu Hsiang-Lien for her husband. 305
XXX In which Phoenix overwhelms her rival with apparent kindness, And Yew erh-chieh undoubtedly perishes by some diabolical scheme. 317
XXXI In which Shata-chieh's ignorance proves to he the source of her bliss, And Bright Design's beauty becomes the cause of her downfall. 329
XXXII In which the Matriarch arranges for Pao-Yu's engagement, And Black fade attempts self-destruction on hearing a rumour. 334
XXXIII In which the unseasonable blossoming of the begonia proves to be an evil omen, And the sudden disappearance of Pao-Yus jade is followed by the loss of his reason. 346
XXXIV In which the Matriarch decides upon an early wedding for the sake of expediency, And Phoenix offers a magic trick for the benefit of Pao- Yu. 352
XXXV In which Pao-Yu is happy at the prospect of his approaching wedding, And Black fade is broken-hearted because of her evilfate. 361
XXXVI In which Precious Virtue is married according to predestination, And Black Jade dies in fulfilment of an ancient debt. 373
XXXVII In which the Takuanyuan becomes a growling ground for malign spirits, And the Ningkuo and Yungkuo Mansions come to their inevitable downfall. 380
XXXVIII In which the Matriarch returns to whence she came after a long life, And Phoenix attains eternal rest from her self-imposed labours. 388
XXXIX In which Pao-Yu abjures the red-dust when the red-dust seems the rosiest, And Pervading Fragrance is married when she has the least intention to marry. 394

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