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Description - The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu

The first complete new translation for 25 years of the acknowledged masterpiece of Japanese literature. Lady Murasaki's great 11th century novel is a beautifully crafted story of love, betrayal and death at the Imperial Court. At the core of this epic is Prince Genji, the son of an emperor, whose passionate character, love affairs and shifting political fortunes, offer an equisite glimpse of the golden age of Japan. Royal Tyler's superb new translation is scrupulously true to the Japanese original but appeals immeadiately to the modern reader. This edition also includes notes, glossaries, character lists and a chronology to enable the reader to appreciate the richness of this classic of world literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780142437148
Format: Paperback / softback
(232mm x 160mm x 56mm)
Pages: 1216
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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