The Tale of Genji
Penguin Adult, 24. apr 2003 - 1182 pages
The world's first novel, in a translation that is "likely to be the definitive edition . . . for many years to come" (The Wall Street Journal)
A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition, with flaps and deckle-edged paper
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 epic. Royall Tyler's superior translation is detailed, poetic, and superbly true to the Japanese original while allowing the modern reader to appreciate it as a contemporary treasure. Supplemented with detailed notes, glossaries, character lists, and chronologies to help the reader navigate the multigenerational narrative, this comprehensive edition presents this ancient tale in the grand style that it deserves.
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Beautiful book gave as gift not sure if this is the best translation because I was looking for the Arthur Waylan version but I am satisfied. I also gave the book of paintings depicting scenes from The Tale of Genji to go along with it breathtakingly beautiful pictures!. Read full review