A Dream of Red Mansions
Recognised as one of the four main Classical Novels of China, A Dream of Red Mansions is the only novel to address the role of women in China’s history. This tragic romance is brought to life with the delicate penstrokes of talented local artist Seraphina Lum, in her debut graphic novel.
Jia Baoyu and Lin Daiyu, are the two main characters of this timeless classic. An effeminate young man, Baoyu grew up in the company of the women in the Jia Clan and does not fit into the traditional archetype of a strong, masculine male patriarch. On the other hand, Daiyu - Baoyu's cousin, embodies an unyielding independent streak in her attempt to find her place in the Rong Mansion. Despite their stark differences, these two characters soon find love blossoming between them; ironically united by their inability to fit into the expectations of feudal China.
Witness the ways of an aristocratic family that takes their luxuries for granted, and find out that life in the Red Mansions is nothing more than an unsustainable dream!
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Written by Cao Xueqin
Illustrated by Seraphina Lum
Size: 150 x 210mm