[↠ Peony In Love || ☆ PDF Read by ✓ Lisa See] #2020


  • Title: Peony In Love
  • Author: Lisa See
  • ISBN: 9780747592730
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback

  • Peony In Love By Lisa See Peony in Love is a powerful and haunting love story steeped in the richness and magic of 17th century China by the best selling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.
    Lisa See
    Lisa See is a Chinese American author Her books include Snow Flower and the Secret Fan 2005 , Dragon Bones, and On Gold Mountain She was named the 2001 National Woman of the Year, by the Organization of Chinese American Women She lives in Los Angeles.

    Peony In Love By Lisa See Peony in Love A Novel Lisa See The book Peony in Love was a great spiritual adventure in the Japanese culture It centers around the opera The Peony Pavilion This opera has a haunting effect on young girls, who long for true love in their arranged marriages The main female named Peony loves this opera and has copies of it. Peony in Love by Lisa See Peony is a year old girl in Manchu China who falls in love with the opera The Peony Pavilion, a love story in which the ghost of a girl is brought back to life by the man she loves Peony s father hosts a production of the opera which Peony assumes is for her, rather than to impress the powerful men that her father has visiting , and Peony Peony in Love Peony in Love Lisa See s Official Website Peony in Love is a transporting read, to lost worlds earthly and otherwise The Chicago Tribune A quietly beautiful tale that sneaks into the reader s heart Not since Susie Salmon of Alice Sebold s The Lovely Bones has a ghostly narrator been as believable and empathetic. Peony in Love by Lisa See, Paperback Barnes Noble Immersed in the richness and magic of the Chinese vision of the afterlife, transcending even death, Peony in Love explores, beautifully, the many manifestations of love Ultimately, Lisa See s new novel addresses universal themes the bonds of friendship, the power of words, and the age old desire of women to be heard. Peony in Love by by Lisa See Summary and reviews BookBrowse Peony in Love, is for the reader willing to venture a crucial suspension of disbelief a complex period tapestry inscribed with the age old tragedy of love and death and bordered round with vignettes from Chinese metaphysics, dynastic history and the intimate chamber tales of women s friendship and rivalry See is gifted with a lucid, graceful style and a solid command of her many motifs.

    Commentaires:

    Kay
    5 1 14 EDIT Sooo I stopped checking comments for months, and I come back to either rage or agreement with regard to my review All I have to say is THERE BE SPOILERS AHEAD Also, if you re on the fence about whether or not to continue reading this book, don t read this review unless you re set on quitting Okay Okay Onwards to the actual review I just couldn t finish it And I tried Really, really tried Even after studying Chinese history extensively in college, I m usually not very picky about the [...]

    James
    3 out of 5 stars to Lisa See s Peony in Love, a historical fiction book released in 2007 by Random House set in 17th century China.Why This BookI found it sitting on a bookshelf in my condo s laundry room I read the jacket description, which sounded like a beautiful tale of love, emotions and a little bit of history I brought it home with me that afternoon, knowing it would come in handy And when I finished up a few ARCs, I needed a different kind of book I saw this on my own shelf, which remind [...]

    Aj the Ravenous Reader
    When people are alive they love, when they die, they keep loving If love ends when a person dies, that is not real love I have a confession to make I bought this book not by choice but by mere economic benefit The paperback the brand new one still wrapped in cellophane was on sale and I bought it for a very fairly cheap price Guess how much view spoiler One U.S dollar, can you believe that hide spoiler I was elated to discover that this is a historical novel as I made a recent promise to myself [...]

    Elyse
    I m sure I wrote a review for this book too, at one point I have no idea where it s hanging out I liked this and I still remember it but I m generally not a huge fan of books dealing with the afterlife but this was done really well It s not a STRONG 5 star read but it s close IMO you certainly learn about another aspect of this culture.4.5 rating round up to 5 stars

    Eleyna
    This book is amazing It is beautifully written lovely descriptions and intricate details , well researched, and unbelievably touching There were moments where I feel I can t read any because I am so overwhelmed with emotion, but I can never put the book down for any real length of time I have become completely engrossed The summary of the book is a little misleading It describes the book as a love story I do not find it to be one Peony in Love is a romantic and tragic story Love plays a big part [...]

    Becky
    Set in 17th century China, See s fifth novel is a coming of age story, a ghost story, a family saga and a work of musical and social history As Peony, the 15 year old daughter of the wealthy Chen family, approaches an arranged marriage, she commits an unthinkable breach of etiquette when she accidentally comes upon a man who has entered the family garden Unusually for a girl of her time, Peony has been educated and revels in studying The Peony Pavilion, a real opera published in 1598, as the rep [...]

    Sarah ~
    1644 1645 1911 1912 Peony in Love Peony Pavilion 1598 1780 1868 13 16 Peony in Love .

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    Stacy
    This book sucked was trying too hard to be existential and had wierd poetry and the story went nowhere, but pretended that it would.

    Sharon
    Occasionally, rarely, I read a book after which I need to take a few days to come up for air, so to speak A book that moves me so deeply and which leaves me thinking d thinking Peony in Love is just such a book A true work of art Amazing, beginning to end As I told a friend, I CARED so much about what was happening with the characters, I was literally losing sleep I wish I could add an extra star to my rating this is a six star novel Kudos to Lisa See for knocking another one out of the park and [...]

    Caroline
    Peony is a 15 year old girl in Manchu China who falls in love with the opera The Peony Pavilion, a love story in which the ghost of a girl is brought back to life by the man she loves Peony s father hosts a production of the opera which Peony assumes is for her, rather than to impress the powerful men that her father has visiting , and Peony meets a young man three nights in a row She falls in love with him, but at the end of the third night they know they both must go on to their arranged marri [...]

    Julie Ekkers
    I just didn t like this book though I did like Snow Flower and the Secret Fan To be fair, I didn t expect to like Peony, but one of the reviews said it belonged in my beach bag, which sounded like what I was after at the time I just couldn t get into it I think because there s SO much exposition of this Chinese opera in the background, and too little for me anyway about the main characters it s also one of these books where everything is set in motion by a COMPLETELY AVOIDABLE misunderstanding a [...]

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    Grace Tjan
    My eyes were shaped like bamboo leaves my brows were like gentle brushstrokes limned by a calligrapher.The notion that 17th century Chinese characters would speak like this for the benefit of 21st century English speaking readers is preposterous to say the least It is obvious that the author has conducted extensive research on the history and culture of late Ming early Qing dynasty Hangzhou, and the fruits of that research abound in this historical supernatural novel However, the anthropological [...]

    YoSafBridg
    As i was making my way through the first section of Peony in Love, i was beginning to think i should have paid heed to the valentine heart on its spine my library system s way of signifying that it was of the romance genre because Peony was mooning like a lovesick girl who knew not enough of the world and it was all just a little overmuch for me.But then she died, and it got so much better I had rather eagerly anticipated this novel, because i had loved Lisa See s last, Snow Flower and the Secr [...]

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    Connie
    The first time I had contact with this book, was by listening to it on my way to work As soon as it was done, I ran out and bought the book I just needed to view the words that I had heard on the audiobook As soon as I finished reading the last page, I turned to page 1 and started over again This is the first and only time that I have ever done that This is one of my all time favorite books, and I keep a copy beside my bed, so it is never far from my mind

    Marissa
    I really enjoyed reading Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Peony in Love has a few of the same elements but is, nicely, a different novel Peony is the only child of a wealthy couple who experienced some hard times during the Manchu raids Peony, encouraged by her father, loves to read She reads extensively but her favorite work is the Peony Pavilion an opera Her father stages the opera at her home and the women are allowed to watch through a screen Peony meets a boy, falls in love, and begins to fol [...]

    Denise
    Lisa See s writing is beautiful, and I understand this book is supposed to be about the women of China who wanted their voices to be heard But what I found really fascinating about it was the descriptions of Chinese rituals and superstitions, and learning what the Chinese thought about death The descriptions were so vivid to me that I felt like I could really see the pavilions, the plum tree, the Viewing Terrace There were so many sentences that made me reflect about life in general My heart is [...]

    Cecily
    An interesting story, with a clever structure, weaving parallels between the legend of the Peony Pavilion with the real story of a girl called Peony, though that does make the first third very predictable.I found the faux naive voice of Peony a little irritating at times it is too didactic in the way it fills readers in on the historical detail of customs and beliefs, being like a factual book than a novel Whilst I found all that interesting, I think it could have been presented subtly or else [...]

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    Lyn Elliott
    A friend recommended I read this book, possibly because she knows I am interested in Chinese history I did skip right through it so that I could talk to her about it Syrupy romances and ghost stories are way out of my reading range But the depictions of the lives and values of wealthy Chinese families, especially this female view, are fascinating if horrifying Almost every day I am consciously aware of how fortunate I am to be a woman in a society like Australia, where women are still not equal [...]

    Irs
    Un aut ntico desprop sito, y me duele decir esto de Lisa See, que ha sido mi gran descubrimiento de este a o, pero es que no hay por d nde coger a este libro Es tan solo una sucesi n de barbaridades que hace una ni a celosa y datos y datos sobre el mundo m s all de lo terrenal que aburren a las ovejas A Lisa See el tema paranormal le queda grande, no me lo he cre do en ning n momento y si no le acepto a otros escritores favoritos el tema del amor a primera vista, tan poco cre ble y usado hasta l [...]

    Adiba Jaigirdar
    Young Peony was brought up to be a good daughter and wife At her sixteenth birthday, she knows that her future is set but when she chances a meeting with a handsome man at a theater performance, she begins to feel a longing and desire that sets the course for this novel Originally, when I read the blurb of this book, I thought it had an incredibly interesting concept and was rather excited to read a novel that was so rich in Chinese culture and tradition, since I would be rather ignorant in thes [...]

    Kavita
    This book is quite hard to classify and I cannot even decide whether I liked it or not It could be historical fiction, but not quite There has been excellent research on Chinese practices during the Ming dynasty, and Chinese beliefs in the afterlife have been depicted in detail The book is basically set in the past, and is based on real people who lived and a real opera wrote in the 1500s But most of the book is about a ghost, so historical fiction doesn t quite fit.Then this could be classified [...]

    Margie
    Peony in Love is a ghost story and a love story set in seventeenth century China The research that Lisa See put into this novel is formidable as always The novel enlightens one about seventeenth century family relationships and ancestor veneration in China, beliefs about the afterlife, the history of a famous opera, The Peony Pavilion and the effects that it had on young women, the renaissance of women poets and writers during that era, foot binding, marriage customs, the political scene at the [...]

    Jen
    Lisa See s research comes out in almost every passage of this historical novel of the first Manchu dynasty in China Because my daughter is learning about China, I gravitated towards this novel in eagerness to learn about the power, or lack of power, that women have had in China throughout the centuries See follows the plot of a famous Chinese opera, The Peony Pavilion, by having her young maiden be so swept away with emotion and desire that she stops eating and loses her chance at earthly happi [...]

    B J
    I read this book by accident, knew nothing about it, never read the author before and the book was there for the taking so I took it It takes place in 17th century China and describes the life of a 15 year old girl named Peony, in a affluent family, educated, cloistered and in love with the opera, The Peony Pavilion which I hope I can also get a copy of to read Some would consider it a love story , some a coming of age, others fantasy , and also a ghost story To me it was historical fiction and [...]

    bonnie
    I liked this book the same way I likedThe Other Boleyn Girl That is, I had trouble putting it down even at work Indeed, they are the same kind of book historical fiction taking a partially true story from a very very long time ago and spicing it up by adding elements of a romance novel The historical fiction aspect makes it not trashy, but it is just as devourable as trash It does not disappoint in this respect And in depicting the afterworld according to Chinese mythology MAN, it is SO COOL If [...]

    Terrie
    I don t think I will ever forget the details of this book Written by Lisa See SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN I was expecting a lot Reading the author s notes after finishing the book cinched the 5 star rating Realizing the amount of truth and actual history was astonishing.This strangely beautiful love story, set in 17th century China, could also be a ghost story, or a story of women s liberation It had so many layers it is hard to categorize Peony s story mirrors that of the Chinese opera, THE [...]

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