Egerton, Clement: THE GOLDEN LOTUS. A Translation, from the Chinese original, of the novel Chin P'ing Mei. London, 1957. 1523 pp. 4 vols. 22x15 cm. Cloth, dustjackets.
'The greatest novel of physical love which China has produced'. The Golden Lotus is a picture of family life in a polygamous household, told without attempt to excite disgust, sympathy or admiration. The first complete translation. Uniform 1957 reprinting of the book first issued 1939, with dustjackets, very slightly worn, ex-library, minimal, tiny stamps inside front covers otherwise clean and very good.
Available, as of: 03/03/2020
Was item 355 in printed List 198.
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