Peony in Love

Peony in Love

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2007
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Peony is the cloistered daughter of a wealthy family is betrothed to a suitor she has never met, these lyrics from The Peony Pavilion mirror her own longings. In the garden of the Chen Family Villa, a small theatrical troupe is performing scenes from this epic opera. Peony attends the production, watching from behind a screen, but catches sight of a handsome man and begins a journey of love and sorrow.
Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, p2007
Edition: Library ed
ISBN: 9781415939345
1415939349
Characteristics: 11 sound discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Song, Janet

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Jan 24, 2018

Again, Lisa See has done her homework and we are the lucky beneficiaries. This book gives us a fictional peek into the influential and controversial Chinese opera, The Peony Pavilion, and lives of controversial, influential female literary individuals who wrote commentary on it during the fall of the then-corrupt Ming Dynasty and the rise of the Ching Dynasty of the invading Manchus. See has written this in such a way that we 21st century English-speaking North Americans can understand the significance of the customs of that time and place. Don’t miss the author’s note at the end.

Janet Song’s narration made listening to this long work ever-fresh and she was well cast in this role.

Thank you, Hennepin County Library, for making this enthralling story available to us!

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peggyve
Nov 08, 2014

Started as a novel of ancient China with a sheltered upper class woman. But, later turned into a ghost story...

Quite interesting, a very good read.

Peggy Verdine

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