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The Story of the Stone, or The Dream of the Red Chamber; Volume 1: The Golden Days Summary
Cao Xueqin

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The Story of the Stone, or The Dream of the Red Chamber; Volume 1: The Golden Days Summary

Plot Summary

"The Story of the Stone" is the first volume of a five volume series that tells the story of the prestigious Chinese Jia family. The main story line follows the growing up years of cousins Bao-yu, Dai-yu, and Bao-chai and charts the developing love triangle between these three main characters. Through his novel, Cao Xueqin also attempts to describe the lifestyle of this wealthy Chinese family. This story is told against the backdrop of a fictional magical stone that has been brought to life in the character of the mischievous boy Bao-yu.

As is mentioned in the first chapter, "The Story of the Stone" is primarily a love story. Although are various love affairs mentioned throughout the book, the main love story is that between Bao-yu and Dai-yu. Although it is unknown to them the two knew each other in the Land of Illusion before they were transformed...

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The Story of the Stone, or The Dream of the Red Chamber; Volume 1: The Golden Days Lesson Plans contain 153 pages of teaching material, including:

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