One of the world's oldest novels and the greatest single work of Japanese literature, this 11th-century romance centers on the lives and loves of an emperor's son. It offers a vast tapestry of the intrigues and rivalries of court life, as well as an exquisitely detailed portrayal of a decaying aristocracy. Rich in poetry and wordplay in addition to subtle social and psychological observations, this splendid translation of the first part of a tremendously influential masterpiece provides Western readers with a memorable taste of one of the world's first and greatest novels.
Reprint of the Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1929 edition.
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|Author/Editor||Lady Murasaki, Arthur Waley|
|Grade level||9 and Up (ages 14 and up)|
|Dimensions||5 3/16 x 8 1/4|