The Resource Half a lifelong romance : a novel, Eileen Chang ; translated by Karen S. Kingsbury

Half a lifelong romance : a novel, Eileen Chang ; translated by Karen S. Kingsbury

Label
Half a lifelong romance : a novel
Title
Half a lifelong romance
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Eileen Chang ; translated by Karen S. Kingsbury
Title variation
Half a life long romance
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"Shanghai, 1930s. Shen Shijun, a young engineer, has fallen in love with his colleague, the beautiful Gu Manzhen. He is determined to resist his family's efforts to match him with his wealthy cousin so that he can marry the woman he truly loves. But dark circumstances--a lustful brother-in-law, a treacherous sister, a family secret--force the two young lovers apart. As Manzhen and Shijun go on their separate paths, they lose track of one another, and their lives become filled with feints and schemes, missed connections and tragic misunderstandings. At every turn, societal expectations seem to thwart their prospects for happiness. Still, Manzhen and Shijun dare to hold out hope--however slim--that they might one day meet again. A glamorous, wrenching tale set against the glittering backdrop of an extraordinary city, Half a Lifelong Romance is a beloved classic from one of the essential writers of twentieth-century China"--
Member of
Summary
Separated from each other by family expectations about marrying for wealth, a young couple in 1930s Shanghai find their lives shaped by plots, missed connections, tragic misunderstandings and societal norms that thwart their prospects for happiness
Storyline
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10480600
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zhang, Ailing
Dewey number
895.13/5
Index
no index present
Language note
In English. Translated from Chinese
LC call number
PL2837.E35
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kingsbury, Karen S.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Shanghai (China)
Target audience
adult
Label
Half a lifelong romance : a novel, Eileen Chang ; translated by Karen S. Kingsbury
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in China as Shib a chun by Eileen Chang (writing as Liang Jing) by Yibao, Shanghai, in 1951." -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor Books edition.
Extent
xii, 379 pages
Isbn
9780307387547
Lccn
2015040027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Half a lifelong romance : a novel, Eileen Chang ; translated by Karen S. Kingsbury
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in China as Shib a chun by Eileen Chang (writing as Liang Jing) by Yibao, Shanghai, in 1951." -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor Books edition.
Extent
xii, 379 pages
Isbn
9780307387547
Lccn
2015040027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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