The Drean Of The Red Chamber 金玉良言-红楼梦 DVD
Code : 9555186376865
|Price : || |MYR19.90 SGD9.45 USD7.76 RMB53.73 MYR15.92 / SGD7.56 / USD6.21 / RMB42.98
|Weight :||150 g|
|Staring :||林青霞 , 张艾嘉 , 米雪 ,|
|Director :||李翰祥 ,|
|Genre :||Classic ,|
|Subtitle :||Chinese , English ,|
|Language :||Chinese/ Mandarin ,|
|Video Format :||NTSC ,|
|Region Code :||3 ,|
|Model :||DVD ,|
The novel itself is a detailed, episodic record of the lives of the extended Jia Clan, made up of two branches, the Ning-guo and Rong-guo Houses, which occupies two large adjacent family compounds in the capital. Their ancestors were made Dukes, and at the novel's start the two houses were still one of the most illustrious families in the capital. Originally extremely wealthy and influential, with a female member made an Imperial Concubine, the Clan eventually fell into disfavour with the Emperor, and had their mansions raided and confiscated. The novel is a charting of the Jias' fall from the height of their prestige (which is described in great naturalistic detail), centering on some 30 main characters and over 400 minor ones.
The story is prefaced with supernatural Taoist and Buddhist overtones. A sentient Stone, abandoned by the Goddess Nüwa when she mended the heavens aeons ago, enters the mortal realm after begging a Taoist priest and Buddhist monk to bring it to see the world.
The main character, Jia Baoyu, is the adolescent heir of the family, apparently the reincarnation of the Stone (the most reliable Jiaxu manuscript however has the Stone and Jia Baoyu as two separate, though related, entities). In that previous life he had a relationship with a flower, who is incarnated now as Baoyu's sickly cousin, the emotional Lin Daiyu. However, he is predestined in this life, despite his love for Daiyu, to marry another cousin, Xue Baochai. This love triangle against the backdrop of the family's declining fortunes forms the most well-known plot line among the others in the novel.
The novel is remarkable not only in its huge cast of characters — over 400 in all, most of whom are female — and its psychological scope, but also in its precise and detailed observations of the life and social structures that are typical in the 18th-century China. 贾、史、王、薛四大家族为背景，以贾宝玉、林黛玉爱情悲剧为主要线索，着重描写贾家荣、宁二府由盛到衰的过程。