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The Tale of Genji : (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
by Murasaki Shikibu and Royall Tyler


Overview - The original novel a classic of Japanese and world literature and a stunningly beautiful story
Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world s first novel.
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Overview
The original novel a classic of Japanese and world literature and a stunningly beautiful story
Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world s first novel. Genji, the Shining Prince, is the son of an emperor. He is a passionate character whose tempestuous nature, family circumstances, love affairs, alliances, and shifting political fortunes form the core of this magnificent epic. Royall Tyler s superior translation is detailed, poetic, and superbly true to the Japanese original while allowing the modern reader to appreciate it as a contemporary treasure. Supplemented with detailed notes, glossaries, character lists, and chronologies to help the reader navigate the multigenerational narrative, this comprehensive edition presents this ancient tale in the grand style that it deserves.
This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features French flaps and deckle-edged paper."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780142437148
  • ISBN-10: 014243714X
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: November 2002
  • Page Count: 1216
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP

Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions

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