The Tale of Genji. MURASAKI SHIKIBU.

The Tale of Genji.

New York. Penguin Classics. 2001. Reprint. Stock ID #172884

Deluxe Edition. Translated by Royall Tyler. Map, plans, black and white illustrations, xxix + 1179pp, chronology, glossary, notes, 23.2 x 15.7cm. Some wear to paperback covers, otherwise a very good copy.

"Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of court life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world's first novel - and is certainly one of its finest. 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 superb translation is detailed, poetic, and true to the Japanese original while allowing the English reader to appreciate its timeless beauty. Supplemented with detailed notes, glossaries, character lists, and a chronology to help the reader navigate the multigenerational narrative, this comprehensive edition presents this ancient tale in the grand style that it deserves." (Publisher's description).

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