The Tale of Genji

The Tale of Genji

Book - 1990
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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 : Vintage Books, 1990, c1985
Edition: Vintage classics ed
ISBN: 9780679729532
0679729534
Branch Call Number: PL788.4.G415 E5 1990
Fiction Murasaki
Characteristics: xviii, 360 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Genji monogatari

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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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