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The Tale of Genji
by Lady Murasaki and Arthur Waley


Overview - One of the world's oldest novels and the greatest single work of Japanese literature, this 11th-century romance centers on the lives and loves of an emperor's son. It offers a vast tapestry of the intrigues and rivalries of court life, as well as an exquisitely detailed portrayal of a decaying aristocracy.  Read more...

 
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Overview
One of the world's oldest novels and the greatest single work of Japanese literature, this 11th-century romance centers on the lives and loves of an emperor's son. It offers a vast tapestry of the intrigues and rivalries of court life, as well as an exquisitely detailed portrayal of a decaying aristocracy. Rich in poetry and wordplay in addition to subtle social and psychological observations, this splendid translation of the first part of a tremendously influential masterpiece provides Western readers with a memorable taste of one of the world's first and greatest novels.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780486414157
  • ISBN-10: 0486414159
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: August 2000
  • Page Count: 256
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-UP

Series: Dover Thrift Editions

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