The Dream of the Red Chamber (Part 2)

Cao Xueqin, David Hawkes (Translator)

Another title (out of five) that Cao Xueqin considered using for his magnum opus is The Twelve Beauties of Jinling.

This title is considered because the novel is meant as a homage and memorial to the 12 ladies who figured prominently in his (wretched and sad) young life.

This title is famous due to Prince Yongzheng. Why?

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