skip to content
The tale of Murasaki : a novel Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The tale of Murasaki : a novel

Author: Liza Crihfield Dalby
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"The sensitive and modest daughter of a mid-ranking court poet, Murasaki Shikibu staves off loneliness with her acitve imagination, telling stories about the dashing Prince Genji to her close friends. At first, they are their private entertainment, but soon Genji's amorous adventures are leaked to the public and Murasaki is thrust into the life of a kind of eleventh-century Japanese celebrity. She is compelled by a  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dalby, Liza Crihfield.
Tale of Murasaki.
New York : Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, ©2000
(OCoLC)647281411
Named Person: Murasaki Shikibu; Murasaki Shikibu
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Liza Crihfield Dalby
ISBN: 0385497946 9780385497947 9780965008556 096500855X
OCLC Number: 42953114
Description: xix, 426 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Liza Dalby.
More information:

Abstract:

"The sensitive and modest daughter of a mid-ranking court poet, Murasaki Shikibu staves off loneliness with her acitve imagination, telling stories about the dashing Prince Genji to her close friends. At first, they are their private entertainment, but soon Genji's amorous adventures are leaked to the public and Murasaki is thrust into the life of a kind of eleventh-century Japanese celebrity. She is compelled by a charismatic regent to accept a position at court regaling the empress with her stories. At court, Lady Murasaki becomes caught in a vortex of high politics and sexual intrigue, which begins to reflect itself in her stories."--Jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/42953114>
library:oclcnum"42953114"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdf:typeschema:MediaObject
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:bookEdition"1st ed."
schema:copyrightYear"2000"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2000"
schema:description""The sensitive and modest daughter of a mid-ranking court poet, Murasaki Shikibu staves off loneliness with her acitve imagination, telling stories about the dashing Prince Genji to her close friends. At first, they are their private entertainment, but soon Genji's amorous adventures are leaked to the public and Murasaki is thrust into the life of a kind of eleventh-century Japanese celebrity. She is compelled by a charismatic regent to accept a position at court regaling the empress with her stories. At court, Lady Murasaki becomes caught in a vortex of high politics and sexual intrigue, which begins to reflect itself in her stories."--Jacket."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/203287106>
schema:genre"Historical fiction"@en
schema:genre"Fiction"@en
schema:genre"Biographical fiction"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"The tale of Murasaki : a novel"@en
schema:publication
schema:publisher
schema:workExample
schema:workExample
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.