The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu - PDF and EPUB eBook

(源氏物語 与謝野晶子訳 #1-56)
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The Tale of Genji was written in the eleventh century by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady of the Heian court. It is universally...

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Details of The Tale of Genji

Exact title of the book
The Tale of Genji
Book series
源氏物語 与謝野晶子訳 #1-56
Book author
Murasaki Shikibu
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
1090 pages
Language
English
Published
July 12th 1978 by Alfred A. Knopf
File size (in PDF)
4360 kB
The Tale of Genji

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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.