《红楼梦》( Dream of the Red Chamber) 是18世纪曹雪芹创作的一部小说。曹雪芹基于自己痛苦的个人经历，讲述了贾宝玉和林黛玉之间的悲剧性爱情故事。书中有大约30个主要人物和400多个次要人物，每个人物都刻画得栩栩如生，具有鲜明的个性。小说详尽地描述了四个贵族世家兴衰的历程，反映了封建社会隐藏的种种危机和错综复杂的社会冲突。《红楼梦》融合了现实主义和浪漫主义，具有很强的艺术感染力。它被普遍认为是中国最伟大的小说，也是世界上最伟大的文学创作之一。
Dream of the Red Chamber is a novel written by Cao Xueqin in the 18th century. The writer told a love tragedy between Jia Baoyu and Lin Daiyu, based on his own painful experience. There are about 30 main characters and over 400 minor characters, each vividly portrayed with distinct personalities. The novel describes in detail the rise and fall of four prominent families, reflecting the hidden crises of feudal society and the intricacies of social conflicts.Dream of the Red Chamber is a work combining both realism and romanticism, imposing a strong artistic influence. It is widely recognized as the greatest Chinese novel and one of the world's greatest literary creations.