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Books about the world of the Dream of the Red Chamber (The Story of the Stone)

I'd like to re-read the Chinese classical novel Dream of the Red Chamber (The Story of the Stone), but I'd like to know more about the world it's set in first. What are some recommendations for books about daily life and clothing during the Qing dynasty, particularly during the 1700s? [more inside]
posted by shirobara on Nov 16, 2011 - 4 answers

How much would a popular English-language book cost a person living in the 1700s?

How much would a popular English-language book cost a person living in the 1700s? [more inside]
posted by Lownotes on Sep 25, 2011 - 14 answers

Powdered wigs BUT NO GUILLOTINES

I'm looking for English language historical romances set in France during the early to mid 18th century, that are not in any way involved with the French Revolution. [more inside]
posted by suburbanbeatnik on Dec 28, 2010 - 10 answers

I hang it on my wall...

I have a piece of art and I’m trying to find out what to call it (print, reprint, etching, lithograph)? Hope me? [more inside]
posted by bunny hugger on Aug 27, 2009 - 4 answers

Daily minutia of the early 1800s?

Are there any good books that focus on the daily minutia of life in the late 1700s and/or early 1800s? [more inside]
posted by Slack-a-gogo on Apr 11, 2005 - 18 answers

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