• The Tale of Genji

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Written in the eleventh century, The Tale of Genji is an exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan that 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.
Paperback. 1216 pages. Translated by Royall Tyler.
Penguin Classics
W 5.90” H 8.85”

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