Some reviews refer to it as a Chinese "Gone With the Wind"
Filthy rich and spoiled what will she do now?
Great insight into China in the last century
i read this many years ago and remember enjoying it allot.but then i love reading about China.
this books led me to read her other works,very enjoyable
Hard Cover, pages and binding are in excellent condition. The paper book cover is damaged/torn.
this was the first book i read by this author and it was a wonderful treat to read.this book spans 5 generations and the main charachter is Spring Moon, who as a child has her feet bound (one of the more difficult passages to read).thisis a very good read,one to savour.
A great book to read, I like fiction books that include pieces of history. This one about a family and history of China's revolution between late 1800's and early 1900's.
This is a very special book. I seldom read books twice, but have read this book several times. Wonderful character development, a fascinating story.
Moon was a pampered jewel whose serenely gracious world was sheltered behind the walls of her familys'privilege and power, But suddenly that world was collapsing around her . And the girl who had know only luxury and pleasure was forced from her home into the tempest of was and upheaval raging across he land. brokenhearted by the loss of her beloved husband, her daugther, and the man whose son she could never call her own , spring moon endured, And after a lifetime of desperate struggle and sacrifice, with nothing left to her but honor and the memory of a life now destroyed, the destiny foretold at her birth as fulfilled.
Favored daughter of a noble house, spring mmon was a pampered jewel whose serenely graciouse world was sheltered behind the walls of her family's privilege and power. But suddenly that would was collapsing around her. And the girl who had know only luxury and pleasure was forced from her home into the tempest of war and upheaval raging across her land. Devastated the ruin of the family she cherished above her own happiness, brokenhearted by the loss of her beloved husband, her daughter, and the man whose son she could never call her own, spring moon endured.And after a lifetime of desperate struggle and sacrifice, with nothing left to her but honor and the moemory of a life now destroyed, the destiny foretoldat her birth was fulfillied.
This was a very good book.
Outstanding novel about a Chinese woman born to a prominent family at beginning of the 20th century and the end of the Dynasties. Publisher's Weekly called it "a Chinese Gone With the Wind". And while Spring Moon is no Scarlett O'Hara, she also lives in a world of beautiful women and elegant men, of order and beauty and tradition all of which are swept away before the story's end.
The interwoven fates of five generations...murder, passion, betrayal, incest and intrigue...and the conflict of generations.
A Chinese Gone With The Wind. - Publishers Weekly
In this historical novel set in the 1930s, Lord follows the House of Chang, a dynasty of scholars and landowners, from the end of the Manchu Empire, through two Sino-Japanese wars, and the Communist takeover. As China changes, the members of the House of Chang must question their previously traditional roles; as the society based on family and patriarchy crumbles, the Chinese wedded to their traditions must cope with the needs of the masses over those of the individual, the education of women, and the authority of the state over all. The plot centers on Spring Moon, a woman pampered by the Chang dynasty, and Lustrous Jade, her daughter, educated by Western missionaries and who wholeheartedly espouses Communism.
this book tells the story of a Chinese family of wealth but Spring Moon is the daughter of a concubine and must struggle for learning and a place in of honor in her fathers family. It is a very interesting story and much is learned re Chinese culture
This book has a different cover than shown.