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Tale of Genji

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ISBN-10: 0486414159

ISBN-13: 9780486414157

Edition: 2000

Authors: Lady Murasaki, Arthur Waley, Arthur Waley

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One of the world’s oldest novels and the greatest single work of Japanese literature, this 11th-century romance centers on the lives and loves of an emperor’s son. It offers a vast tapestry of the intrigues and rivalries of court life, as well as an exquisitely detailed portrayal of a decaying aristocracy. Rich in poetry and wordplay in addition to subtle social and psychological observations, this splendid translation of the first part of a tremendously influential masterpiece provides Western readers with a memorable taste of one of the world’s first and greatest novels.
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Book details

List price: $8.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/24/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.24" wide x 8.50" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Arthur Waley (1889-1966) is highly regarded for his many translations of Chinese & Japanese literature.