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The Tale of Genji

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Lady Murasaki's exquisite, 11th-century portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan has been widely celebrated as the world's first novel. Offering a ... Show synopsis

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  • The Tale of Genji: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Penguin Books) – Trade paperback (2002)
    by Murasaki Shikibu, Royall Tyler (Translator)

    The Tale of Genji: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

    Trade paperback, Penguin Books
    2002
    English
    1,216 pages

    ISBN: 014243714X
    ISBN-13: 9780142437148

    This 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 ... Show more

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