Six Records of a Floating Life
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Six Records of a Floating Life

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 126 x 192 x 14mm | 140.61g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0140444297
  • 9780140444292
  • 88,919

About Shen Fu

Leonard Pratt is the bureau chief for NBC News in Hong Kong.

Chiang Su-Hui was born and educated in Taiwan. She has a degree in Chinese law and has worked as an educator, writer and broadcaster.


Leonard Pratt is the bureau chief for NBC News in Hong Kong.
Chiang Su-Hui was born and educated in Taiwan. She has a degree in Chinese law and has worked as an educator, writer and broadcaster.
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