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Hung Lu Meng. See Sueño del aposento rojo


Fishburn and Hughes: A Chinese text of the seventeenth century by Ts'ao Chan, reputed to be the greatest novel in China. Originally in eighty chapters, an edition published after the author's death included an extra forty chapters which may have been forged. The novel is the saga of the Chia, an upperclass Chinese family, and has thirty major and four hundred minor characters. Its plot is based on multiple episodes in which fate, psychological motivation, realistic elements and supernatural intervention merge. It was translated into English in 1929 under the title 'The Red Chamber'. The Garden of Forking Paths