Good version of "The Dream of the Red Chamber"
June 4, 2010 8:36 PM Subscribe
I want to buy a copy of "The Dream of the Red Chamber
" & I need help in picking a version/translation. Any suggestions on an edition that is the best mix between translation & abridgment.
posted by notcostello to Writing & Language (2 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Searching on Amazon.ca
, there are so many options that it is somewhat bewildering.
Some seem to be a single book, other in multiples. There was a similar question in 2008, with one response for David Hawkes/John Monford's version from Penguin Classics, which comes in 5 books (and called "The Story of the Stone", an alternate title).
I was however looking to start with a somewhat more abridged version (which is what I remember reading in university way back when).