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Author: Shikibu Murasaki

  • Genji and Heike : selections from The tale of Genji and The tale of the Heike

    The Tale of Genji and The Tale of the Heike are the two major works of classical Japanese prose. The complete versions of both works are too long to be taught in one term, and this abridgment answers the need for a one-volume edition of both works suitable for use in survey courses in classical…

  • The tale of Genji

    Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the worlds first novel. Genji, the Shining Prince, is the son of an emperor. He is a passionate character whose tempestuous nature, family circumstances, love affairs, alliances, and shifting political fortunes form the core of this magnificent…

  • The tale of Genji : abridged

    A portrait of Genji, the Shining Prince, son of an emperor. It features on his tempestuous nature, family circumstances, love affairs, alliances, and shifting political fortunes

  • The tale of Genji

    Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the novel and after more than a millennium, this seminal work about the life and loves of Prince Genji, master poet, dancer, musician and painter, continues to enchant readers throughout the world.

  • The tale of Genji

    Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world’s first novel. Genji, the Shining Prince, is the son of an emperor. He is a passionate character whose tempestuous nature, family circumstances, love affairs, alliances, and shifting political fortunes form the core of this magnificent…

  • The tale of Genji

    In the eleventh century Murasaki Shikibu, a lady in the Heian court of Japan, wrote the world’s first novel. But The Tale of Genji is no mere artifact. It is, rather, a lively and astonishingly nuanced portrait of a refined society where every dalliance is an act of political consequence, a play of characters whose…