The Tale of Genji

The Tale of Genji

Vol. 2

Book - 2001
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The 11th century Japanese novel tells the story of Prince Genji, a son of the Emperor, and his many romances. The author was a lady of the court in Heian Japan, and her book is considered the earliest novel in the world, and the greatest work of Japanese prose.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2001
ISBN: 9780670030224
0670030228
9780670030200
0670030201
Branch Call Number: Fiction Murasaki
Characteristics: 600 p. (575-1174) : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Tyler, Royall
Alternative Title: Genji monogatari

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HelenD99
Mar 12, 2018

I think the translator is Royall Tyler. Not sure what the deal is with the cover picture, though!

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ellenwest
Feb 19, 2018

It would really help to know who the translator is for this version!

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buzzed
Mar 15, 2010

This 1100+-page novel about Royal Japanese life, 1000+ years ago, was a fascinating read. Chronological, characters and translation of Japanese terms as well as diagrams helped. As the novel is based upon Lady Murasaki life, I first read and recommend: "Diary of Lady Murasaki". Enjoy!

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