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The tale of Genji : a novel in six parts

Author: Murasaki Shikibu; Arthur Waley
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1935.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set in 11th century Japan, the work recounts the life of a son of a Japanese emperor, known to readers as Hikaru Genji, or "Shining Genji". For political reasons, Genji is relegated to commoner status (by being given the surname Minamoto) and begins a career as an imperial officer. The tale concentrates on Genji's romantic life and describes the customs of the aristocratic society of the time. --Wikipedia.com.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Novels
Psychological fiction
Romances
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Murasaki Shikibu, b. 978?
Tale of Genji.
Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin company, 1935
(OCoLC)722082177
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Murasaki Shikibu; Arthur Waley
OCLC Number: 1601727
Language Note: Translated into English from original Japanese.
Notes: Paged continuously.
Description: 2 volumes : color frontispieces, genealogical tables ; 21 cm
Contents: I. The tale of Genji. The sacred tree. A wreath of cloud --
II. Blue trousers. The lady of the boat. The bridge of dreams.
Other Titles: Genji monogatori.
Responsibility: by Lady Murasaki; translated from the Japanese by Arthur Waley ...

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Set in 11th century Japan, the work recounts the life of a son of a Japanese emperor, known to readers as Hikaru Genji, or "Shining Genji". For political reasons, Genji is relegated to commoner status (by being given the surname Minamoto) and begins a career as an imperial officer. The tale concentrates on Genji's romantic life and describes the customs of the aristocratic society of the time. --Wikipedia.com.

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