The Tale of Genji

Author(s): Murasaki Shikibu (tr Edward Seidensricker)

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The abridged edition of the universally acknowledged masterpiece concerning the love of Prince Genji and life in the imperial court of Kyoto in the eleventh century. Translated by Edward Seidensticker.


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Murasaki Shikibu, a lady in the Heian court of Japan, is best known as the author of The Tale of Genji" "written in the eleventh century and universally recognized as the greatest masterpiece of Japanese prose narrative and possibly the earliest true novel in the history of the world."

General Fields

  • : 9780679729532
  • : Random House USA Inc
  • : Vintage Books
  • : July 1998
  • : 203mm X 133mm X 21mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : 895.631
  • : 360
  • : Woodcuts throughout
  • : Murasaki Shikibu (tr Edward Seidensricker)
  • : Paperback
  • : Vintage Classics ed