The Tale of Genji

The Tale of Genji

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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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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129.54 x 205.74 x 15.24mm | 136.08g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • 0486414159
  • 9780486414157
  • 16,566

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