The Tale of Genji

The Tale of Genji

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By (author) Murasaki Shikibu

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 206mm x 15mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 24 August 2000
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486414159
  • ISBN 13: 9780486414157
  • Sales rank: 16,337

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One of the world's oldest novels and the greatest single work of Japanese literature, this 11th-century romance centers on the lives and loves of an emperor's son. It offers a vast tapestry of the intrigues and rivalries of court life, as well as an exquisitely detailed portrayal of a decaying aristocracy. Rich in poetry and wordplay in addition to subtle social and psychological observations, this splendid translation of the first part of a tremendously influential masterpiece provides Western readers with a memorable taste of one of the world's first and greatest novels.

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