The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyŏng
The Autobiographical Writings of A Crown Princess of Eighteenth-century KoreaeBook - 1996
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 first complete English translation opens a door into a world teeming with conflicting passions, political intrigue, and the daily preoccupations of a deeply intelligent and articulate woman.JaHyun Kim Haboush's accurate, fluid t.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c1996
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 372 p.,  p. of plates) : ill., map