The Tale of Genji Shikibu, Murasaki

The Tale of Genji

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DESCRIPTION :
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.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780142437148
BY (AUTHOR) Shikibu, Murasaki
PUBLISHER : Penguin Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : December 07, 2002
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Penguin Classics
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 232 mm x 160 mm
WEIGHT : 1451 g

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Fiction & Related items
DESCRIPTION : 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. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780142437148 BY (AUTHOR) Shikibu, Murasaki PUBLISHER : Penguin Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : December 07, 2002 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Penguin Classics LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 232 mm x 160 mm WEIGHT : 1451 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Fiction & Related items