A Dream of Red Mansions
Cao Xueqin & Gao E., transl. by Huang Xinqu. Abridged English Edition. 6"x 9", 298 pg, paperback. Arguably the greatest work of Chinese fiction. Many Western readers were daunted by the 120 chapter complete version with 975 characters (persons), so working from the Chinese edition, the author focused on the main characters and primary storyline, making this new abridged English edition more accessible to a wider circle of readers.