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The Tale of Genji

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Publisher Comments:

The Tale of Genji was written in the eleventh century by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady of the Heian court. It is universally recognized as the greatest masterpiece of Japanese prose narrative, perhaps the earliest true novel in the history of the world. Until now there has been no translation that is both complete and scrupulously faithful to the original text. Edward G. Seidensticker's masterly rendering was first published in two volumes in 1976 and immediately hailed as a classic of the translator's art. It is here presented in one unabridged volume, illustrated throughout by woodcuts taken from a 1650 Japanese edition of The Tale of Genji.

Synopsis:

The Tale of Genji is a very long romance, running to fifty-four chapters and describing the court life of Heian Japan, from the tenth century into the eleventh.

About the Author

Murasaki Shikibu, a lady in the Heian court of Japan, is best known as the author of The Tale of Genji-written in the eleventh century and universally recognized as the greatest masterpiece of Japanese prose narrative and possibly the earliest true novel in the history of the world.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780394735306
Translator:
Seidensticker, Edward G.
Author:
Murasaki Shikibu
Author:
Murasaki, Lady
Author:
Shikibu, Murasaki
Author:
Murasaki, Shikibu
Author:
Seidensticker, Edward G.
Publisher:
Knopf
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Near and far eastern fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Near and far east
Subject:
Parables
Subject:
Romances
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Abridged:
Y
Series Volume:
MJ1138
Publication Date:
19780712
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1120
Dimensions:
9.16x6.12x1.95 in. 2.98 lbs.

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