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The Tale of Genji: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (edition 2002)
by Murasaki Shikibu, Royall Tyler (Translator)
The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu (Author)
Has as a reference guide/companion
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 014243714X, Paperback)
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.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:21:55 -0400)
The Tale of Genji is one of the world's earliest novels, written in the 11th century. The novel's plot centers on the romantic relationships of the noble hero Genji.
(summary from another edition)
The Tale of Genji in Japanese Culture
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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