The Tale of Genji - Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

The first complete new translation for 25 years of the acknowledged masterpiece of Japanese literature. Lady Murasaki's great 11th century novel is a beautifully crafted story of love, betrayal and death at the Imperial Court. At the core of this epic is Prince Genji, the son of an emperor, whose passionate character, love affairs and shifting political fortunes, offer an equisite glimpse of the golden age of Japan. Royal Tyler's superb new translation is scrupulously true to the Japanese original but appeals immeadiately to the modern reader. This edition also includes notes, glossaries, character lists and a chronology to enable the reader to appreciate the richness of this classic of world literature.

Book information

ISBN: 9780142437148
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 895.6314
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 1182
Weight: 1424g
Height: 236mm
Width: 154mm
Spine width: 51mm