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ISBN: 0739328735 / ISBN-13: 9780739328736

Peony In Love

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Peony is the cherished only child of the first wife of a wealthy Chinese nobleman. Yet she is betrothed to a man she has never met and as her ... Show synopsis

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  • Peony in Love (Random House Audio Publishing Group) – Audiobook CD (2008)
    by Lisa See, Jodi Long (Read by)

    Peony in Love

    Audiobook CD, Random House Audio Publishing Group
    2008
    English
    Abridged.

    ISBN: 0739328735
    ISBN-13: 9780739328736

    "I finally understand what the poets have written. In spring, moved to passion; in autumn only regret." For young Peony, betrothed to a suitor she has never met, these lyrics from The Peony Pavilion mirror her own longings. In the garden of the Chen Family Villa, amid the scent of ginger, green tea, and jasmine, a small theatrical troupe is performing scenes from this epic opera, a live spectacle few females have ever seen. Like the heroine in the drama, Peony is the cloistered daughter of a wealthy family, trapped like a ... Show more

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Reviews of Peony In Love

Overall customer rating: 4.167
Patricia M

Not my style

by Patricia M on Sep 22, 2011

I have read several of Ms. See's other books, and I really liked them. This one I just couldn't get into - the storyline was not what I had expected. I would like to read her new book however - I enjoyed her "Shanghai Girls".

Ana
by Ana on Dec 18, 2010

The selling experience was a definitely good experience, and I would like to do business again with this seller. I have not had a chance to read the book yet, but as soon as I can I will.

Jumpinginterester

SSSSEEEEEE!

by Jumpinginterester on Aug 22, 2009

LIsa See the auther of Peony in love tells an amazing story about Peony, a chinese teenager who was to be married. Falling in love was a lot of the chinese girls dreams when the parents shatter it by making an arrangement marriage. I kind of hate it that she died and had to watch her love with other women. Peony died before she got married so as a custom in china they were not to make offerings to the maidens that were not maried yet, so therefore they remain with the human but invisible.A sad story to read too.

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WvDimpleDoll

In Love With Peony

by WvDimpleDoll on Jul 17, 2008

Peony in Love by Lisa See is the first book I have read in such a long time, which transported me to another time and place. Lisa See sweeps you along into the life of Peony and her culture, rituals and beliefs of ancient China. Lisa See's Peony In Love was the first book by the author which I had read, but after doing so, immediately read two others. I don't wish to give too much of the story away, it is in the unexpected where you find the most delight of this book. If you want to be immersed in culture different from your own, be swept up in a heart wrenching romance and carried into another world ... Peony In Love is the perfect vehicle to get you there !

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GLORIKAM

MAGICAL!

by GLORIKAM on Oct 10, 2007

IF YOU'VE EVER REALLY BEEN IN LOVE, YOU'LL ADORE THIS BOOK. YOU CAN REALLY RELATE TO THE CHARACTERS IN THIS BOOK WHILE STILL FEELING LIKE YOU'RE IN A FAIRY TALE; BUT WHO REALLY KNOWS.? CAN WE REALLY SEE OVER OUR LOVED ONES AFTER WE DIE?! I DIDN'T WANT THIS BOOK TO END. AS THE MAIN CHARACTER MEETS UP WITH RELATIVES LONG GONE, SHE GOES ON A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY OF WHAT REALLY MATTERS TO EACH OF US, THE INTENSE LOVE YOU FEEL FOR THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE. I LOVED THE ORIENTAL RITUALS AND CUSTOMS THAT WERE A PART OF THIS GREAT STORY. YOU TRULY BELIEVED IN ITS' MAGICAL POWERS. A VERY UNIQUE STORY, NOT TO BE MISSED!

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