Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong: The Autobiographical Writings

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Lady Hyegyong's memoirs, which recount the chilling murder of her husband by his father, is one of the best known and most popular classics of Korean literature. From 1795 until 1805 Lady Hyegyong composed this masterpiece, which depicts a court life whose drama and pathos is of Shakespearean proportions. Presented in its social, cultural, and historical contexts, this complete English translation opens a door into a world teeming with conflicting passions, political intrigue, and the daily preoccupations of a deeply ...

Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong: The Autobiographical Writings 1996, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520200555

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