The tale of Genji

ISBN: 9784805310816, 4805310812
OCLC Number: 435629091
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Murasaki Shikibu
Translator: Arthur Waley
Language: en
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1933; Literary Guild, 1935; Doubleday, 1955; Modern Library, 1960; Dover, 2000; Tuttle, 2010
Publication Place: New York, Boston; New York; New York; New York; New York; Rutland, VT
English Publication Date: 1921-1933
Notes: Japanese title: Genji monogatari.
Abstract: Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world's first novel. 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.