Tale of Genji

ISBN-10: 0394735307
ISBN-13: 9780394735306
Edition: Abridged 
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Description: The Tale of Genji was written in the eleventh century by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady of the Heian court. It is universally recognized as the greatest masterpiece of Japanese prose narrative, perhaps the earliest true novel in the history of the world.  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/12/1978
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1120
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.630
Language: English

The Tale of Genji was written in the eleventh century by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady of the Heian court. It is universally recognized as the greatest masterpiece of Japanese prose narrative, perhaps the earliest true novel in the history of the world. Until now there has been no translation that is both complete and scrupulously faithful to the original text. Edward G. Seidensticker's masterly rendering was first published in two volumes in 1976 and immediately hailed as a classic of the translator's art. It is here presented in one unabridged volume, illustrated throughout by woodcuts taken from a 1650 Japanese edition of The Tale of Genji.

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