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    • The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei (Volume One: The Gathering)

    • By: David Tod Roy (translator)
    • Narrated by: George Backman
    • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    In this first of a planned five-volume set, David Roy provides a complete and annotated translation of the famous Chin P'ing Mei, an anonymous sixteenth-century Chinese novel that focuses on the domestic life of Hsi-men Ch'ing, a corrupt, upwardly mobile merchant in a provincial town, who maintains a harem of six wives and concubines. This work, known primarily for its erotic realism, is also a landmark in the development of the narrative art form - not only from a specifically Chinese perspective but in a world-historical context.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narration and rollicking story

    • By Caroline on 11-21-14

    Regular price: $26.95

    • The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei (Volume Two, The Rivals)

    • By: David Tod Roy (translator)
    • Narrated by: George Backman
    • Length: 19 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In this second of a planned five-volume series, David Roy provides a complete and annotated translation of the famous Chin P'ing Mei, an anonymous sixteenth-century Chinese novel that focuses on the domestic life of His-men Ch'ing, a corrupt, upwardly mobile merchant in a provincial town, who maintains a harem of six wives and concubines. This work, known primarily for its erotic realism, is also a landmark in the development of narrative art--not only from a specifically Chinese perspective but in a world-historical context.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Real Plum of a Book

    • By bpjammin on 11-23-14

    Regular price: $24.95