The Maker of Heavenly Trousers (Penguin Modern Classics)

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A Peking love story first published in 1935, The Maker of Heavenly Trousers tells the story of an unnamed foreign bachelor who lives in a courtyard dwelling alone but for the Five Virtues, the nickname for a family of mischievous Chinese servants who run his household as they please.

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Daniele Varè entered the diplomatic service and served in Vienna, Geneva, Copenhagen, and Luxembourg. However, his chief posting was in Peking, where he first arrived in 1912. During his time there he observed the overthrow of the Qing dynasty, civil war, and the effects of both the Russian Revolution and World War I as exiles fled into China from abroad. Many of these experiences became the subject matter of his novels.

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A delightful story, in which the author's fancy imparts new and whimsical aspects to familiar things and scenes * Times Literary Supplement * There is a quality of adventure -- of escape -- and a good deal of charm and originality in the telling * Kirkus Reviews *

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