The Tale of Genji

The Tale of Genji

Paperback

$9.95

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Eligible for FREE SHIPPING

Overview

The Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki

The Tale of Genji is the Japanese classic written by the noblewoman Lady Murasaki in the 11th century. It is sometimes called the world's first novel, the first psychological novel, or the first novel still to be considered a classic. While hard to classify precisely, it is universally considered a masterpiece in both Western and Eastern fiction. The novelist Yasunari Kawabata said in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech: "The Tale of Genji in particular is the highest pinnacle of Japanese literature. Even down to our day there has not been a piece of fiction to compare with it." Critics have often described The Tale of Genji as the oldest, first, and/or greatest novel in Japanese literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481980036
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/14/2013
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.39(d)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews