The Tale of Genji

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The Tale of Genji

Author

Murasaki Shikibu

About this book

The Tale of Genji is a classic work of Japanese literature attributed to the Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu in the early eleventh 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 to still be considered a classic, though this issue is a matter of debate.

Contents (16)

THETALE OF GENJI
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PREFACE
CONTENTS
LIST OF MOST IMPORTANT PERSONS
GENEALOGICAL TABLES
CHAPTER II THE BROOM-TREE
CHAPTER III UTSUSEMI
CHAPTER IV YŪGAO
CHAPTER V MURASAKI
CHAPTER VI THE SAFFRON-FLOWER
CHAPTER VII THE FESTIVAL OF RED LEAVES
CHAPTER VIII THE FLOWER FEAST
CHAPTER IX AOI
APPENDIX I
APPENDIX II The Vestal Virgins of Ise and Kamo.
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THETALE OF GENJI

Transcriber Note: The cover image was created by the transcriber from the original cover and elements of the title page. It is placed in the public domain.

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By

LADY MURASAKI

TRANSLATED FROM THE JAPANESE BY

ARTHUR WALEY

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BOSTON AND NEW YORK

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY

The Riverside Press Cambridge

1925

ToBERYL DE ZOETE