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The Tale of Genji

Author: Murasaki Shikibu; Royall Tyler; OverDrive, Inc.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Penguin Publishing Group, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The original novel?a classic of Japanese and world literature and a stunningly beautiful story 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Murasaki Shikibu; Royall Tyler; OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN: 9781101657621 1101657626
OCLC Number: 1139664594
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The original novel?a classic of Japanese and world literature and a stunningly beautiful story 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. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features French flaps and deckle-edged paper. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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