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The Tale of Genji: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

CLASSIC!

Although it's a slow read because you have to pay close attention- every detail counts- this has to be one of the best books I've ever read. It's long, but worth every second it takes to read it. If you're interested in the Japanese culture, this is a great book. It ...
Although it's a slow read because you have to pay close attention- every detail counts- this has to be one of the best books I've ever read. It's long, but worth every second it takes to read it. If you're interested in the Japanese culture, this is a great book. It tells a wonderful, enthralling tale that intrigues you and keeps you going- it makes you want more. If you don't get into it in the first few chapters- don't give up hope- you'd be passing by one of the greatest novels ever written. Just have some patience and stick with it. It will definitely pay off.

posted by Anonymous on June 17, 2005

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Most Helpful Critical Review

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Darn! This is an abridged version.

Wish I'd realized... if you enlarge the cover it says abridged, but nowhere does the description say this. So, I've got an abridged ebook, and there are no returns on ebooks. Really annoyed.

posted by 3738289 on June 6, 2010

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  • Posted December 15, 2010

    Not the unabridged edition

    Despite linking to this page from the unabridged Seidensticker edition, this is neither Seidensticker nor unabridged. My rating here is meaningless. It only reflects the fact that I had to give a rating to post this comment.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Abridged

    THIS IS ABRIGED! IF YOUR LIKE ME AND HHHAAATTTEEE ABRIGED BOOKS! DONT GET IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    Lol

    Didnt even buy it

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 5, 2009

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    Posted May 20, 2009

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