The Tale of Genji by Shikibu Murasaki - Full Version (Illustrated)

The Tale of Genji by Shikibu Murasaki - Full Version (Illustrated)

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by Murasaki Shikibu
     
 

The Tale of Genji is a classic work of Japanese literature attributed to the Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu in the early 11th century, around the peak of the Heian period. It is sometimes called the world's first novel, the first modern novel, the first psychological novel or the first novel still to be considered a classic. Notably, the novel also illustrates a… See more details below

Overview

The Tale of Genji is a classic work of Japanese literature attributed to the Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu in the early 11th century, around the peak of the Heian period. It is sometimes called the world's first novel, the first modern novel, the first psychological novel or the first novel still to be considered a classic. Notably, the novel also illustrates a unique depiction of the livelihoods of high courtiers during the Heian period. While universally considered a masterpiece, its precise classification and influence in both Western and Eastern Canon has been a matter of debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014243322
Publisher:
Vibrant Digital
Publication date:
03/25/2012
Series:
The Tale of Genji , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
239,624
File size:
3 MB

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Meet the Author

Murasaki Shikibu was a Japanese novelist, poet and lady-in-waiting at the Imperial court during the Heian period. She is best known as the author of The Tale of Genji, written in Japanese between about 1000 and 1012. Murasaki Shikibu is a nickname; her real name is unknown, but she may have been Fujiwara Takako, who was mentioned in a 1007 court diary as an imperial lady-in-waiting.

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