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The tale of Genji

Author: Murasaki Shikibu; Royall Tyler
Publisher: New York ; London : Penguin, 2003, ©2001.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written in the 11th century, Lady Murasaki's account of court life in the city of Heian, Japan, stands as one of the undisputed monuments of world literature and one of the first novels in the modern sense of the term.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Murasaki Shikibu, 978?-
Tale of Genji.
New York : London : Penguin, 2003, ©2001
(DLC) 20117748
(OCoLC)59371448
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Murasaki Shikibu; Royall Tyler
ISBN: 9780141927961 0141927968 9781101657621 1101657626
OCLC Number: 708254218
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Notes: This translation originally published: New York ; London : Viking, 2001.
Awards: Winner of Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize from Columbia University 2002
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, map.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Genji monogatari.
Responsibility: Murasaki Shikibu ; translated by Royall Tyler.

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Tells the story of Prince Genji, the son of an emperor, whose passionate character, love affairs and shifting political fortunes, offer a glimpse of the golden age of Japan.  Read more...

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