The Tale Of Genji by Lady MurasakiThe Tale Of Genji by Lady Murasaki

The Tale Of Genji

byLady Murasaki

Paperback | August 24, 2000

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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.
Arthur Waley (1889-1966) is highly regarded for his many translations of Chinese & Japanese literature.
Title:The Tale Of GenjiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:August 24, 2000Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0486414159

ISBN - 13:9780486414157

Appropriate for ages: 14

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Warning: Abridged! While I realize that this may be the longest novel ever written, reading an "abridged" version isn't very satisfying. I should've read the description of the book more carefully. It was an interesting story, but this version feels incomplete.
Date published: 2017-01-26