موعد مع القدر : زهرة الفاوانيا العاشقة

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  • Title: موعد مع القدر : زهرة الفاوانيا العاشقة
  • Author: Lisa See
  • ISBN: 9786140100411
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. 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 [...]

    2. 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 re [...]

    3. “"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 recen [...]

    4. 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

    5. 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 anymore 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 p [...]

    6. 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 [...]

    7. بعدَ أن انتهيت من قراءة هذه الرواية ، لا أعرف كيف أشعر ،ولا كيف أشرح أحداثها ولا حتى كيف أصيغ عبارات هذه المراجعة مع التركيز على الأخيرة !منحت الرواية خمس نجمات (أربع للكاتبة والقصة والفكرة ككل و أوبرا حديقة الفاوانيا - ونجمة للترجمة الجميلة جداً و المثالية والخالية من الأخط [...]

    8. زهرة الفاوانيا العاشقةرواية تتحدث عن شابة صينية في القرن السابع عشر وقصة عشقها البريئة وأحداث حياتها ووفاتها وعجائب اخرى على مدى اربعين عاما واكثرللمرة الاولى اقرأ عن الصين وفي الادب الصيني واتعرف على تراث وتقاليد وشعائر وخرافات مبهرة لهذا الشعب العظيمرغم غرابة واختلاف ا [...]

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

    10. 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 [...]

    11. 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 ma [...]

    12. 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 misunder [...]

    13. التقاليد سمة مميزة لكل شعب الا ان البعض منها يزيد عن حده ويلغي بشرية الانسان ومشاعره أن نأخذ العلاقات وتقريبا كل شيء من باب الالتزام والمسؤولية فقط لا غير وعلى رأس ذلك العلاقات الأسرية بين الكبار والصغار والوضع الاجتماعي المربك للمرأة اما أن تكون زوجة فاضلة يتعامل معها الرج [...]

    14. '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 anthropol [...]

    15. As i was making my way through the first section of Peony in Love, i was beginning to think i should have paid more 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 t [...]

    16. فجعني الموت ولم أعرف أنه البداية لعالم غريب من الأسلاف والأشباح الجائعة. كم هو قاس الشرق على المرأة وكم أجرمت الصين في حقها حتى في المعتقدات والأساطير. المرأة التي تموت عند الولادة يحكم على روحها أن تذهب إلى بحيرة تجميع الدم عقابا لها على تركها لطفلها وزوجها وكأنها اختارت ال [...]

    17. 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

    18. 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 [...]

    19. 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 hear [...]

    20. 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 more like a factual book than a novel. Whilst I found all that interesting, I think it could have been presented more su [...]

    21. "إن الظلال والأحلام والانعكاسات في المرايا والبرك وحتى الذكريات واهية ومتلاشيةولكن أتقل حقيقة عن الحقيقة؟!"إنها الصين في القرن السابع عشر، حيث تعيش "زهرة الفاوانيا" الفتاة الصينية في بيئة ثرية، وبين جدران منزلٍ لا تستطيع تجاوزها لترى العالم خلفهافالمرأة الصالحة يتم تهيئته [...]

    22. 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 eq [...]

    23. Un auténtico despropósito, y me duele decir esto de Lisa See, que ha sido mi gran descubrimiento de este año, pero es que no hay por dónde coger a este libro. Es tan solo una sucesión de barbaridades que hace una niña celosa y datos y datos sobre el mundo más allá de lo terrenal que aburren a las ovejas. A Lisa See el tema paranormal le queda grande, no me lo he creído en ningún momento y si no le acepto a otros escritores favoritos el tema del amor a primera vista, tan poco creíble y [...]

    24. 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 th [...]

    25. 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 clas [...]

    26. 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 [...]

    27. 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 more 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 [...]

    28. 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 [...]

    29. 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 C [...]

    30. 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 oper [...]

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