Golden Lilies by Kwei-Li
Adapted and with an Introduction by Eileen Goudge
Penguin Books, 1990, Illustrated by Zhang Qing, b/w drawings in text throughout, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0670834386
Like New Condition, remainder line at base of book, minor shelf/edge wear to dustjacket, sunned spine
'Originally Published as My Lady of the Chinese Courtyard, translated by Elizabeth Cooper'
'Golden Lilies is a brilliant jewel of a book - an intimate portrait of Chinese life nearly one hundred years ago as seen through the eyes of a noblewoman named Kwei-Li. Written in the form of letters, this unusual and moving book offers us a look inside a world in which, for all its formality, women thought and dreamed about the things we still think about today - love, happiness, being a wife, raising children, our places in the world ... and how that world changes around us.'