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    The Tale of Genji (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions) (Paperback) By (author) Murasaki Shikibu, Translated by Royall Tyler

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    DescriptionThis is the first complete new translation for 25 years of the acknowledged masterpiece of Japanese literature. Lady Murasaki's great 11th century novel is a beautifully crafted story of love, betrayal and death at the Imperial Court. At the core of this epic is Prince Genji, the son of an emperor, whose passionate character, love affairs and shifting political fortunes, offer an exquisite glimpse of the golden age of Japan. Royal Tyler's superb new translation is scrupulously true to the Japanese original but appeals immediately to the modern reader. This edition also includes notes, glossaries, character lists and a chronology to enable the reader to appreciate the richness of this classic of world literature.

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    The Tale of Genji
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Murasaki Shikibu, Translated by Royall Tyler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1216
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 1,512 g
    ISBN 13: 9780142437148
    ISBN 10: 014243714X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
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    BIC E4L: CLA
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Ingram Theme: CULT/JAPANS
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    DC22: 895.6/314
    LC classification: PL788.4.G4 E5 2003
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    DC21: 895.631
    LC classification: PL788.4
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    Edition statement
    Penguin Books Ltd
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    Publication date
    24 April 2003
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    Author Information
    Murasaki Shikibu (c. 970-1015) was a member of one of the most powerful dynasties in Japan and the author of a diary which reveals much about court life in Japan. Royall Tyler taught Japanese religion and literature at the Australian National University and has published widely on Japanese literature. He translated Japanese No Dramas for Penguin Classics.