Six Records of a Floating Life

Six Records of a Floating Life

Translator: Chiang Su-Hui

Introduction by: Leonard Pratt
Notes by: Leonard Pratt
Translator: Leonard Pratt

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140444292
  • 176 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Six Records of a Floating Life (1809) is an extraordinary blend of autobiography, love story and social document written by a man who was educated as a scholar but earned his living as a civil servant and art dealer. In this intimate memoir, Shen Fu recounts the domestic and romantic joys of his marriage to Yun, the beautiful and artistic girl he fell in love with as a child. He also describes other incidents of his life, including how his beloved wife obtained a courtesan for him and reflects on his travels through China. Shen Fu’s exquisite memoir shows six parallel “layers” of one man’s life, loves and career, with revealing glimpses into Chinese society of the Ch’ing Dynasty.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Six Records of a Floating Life

Six Records of a Floating Life

Translator: Chiang Su-Hui, Shen Fu, Introduction by: Leonard Pratt, Notes by: Leonard Pratt, Translator: Leonard Pratt

promo_SHOP
promo_EditorsDesk
PRH Book Clubs Survey
promo_StaffPicks
promo_FirsttoRead_Small