Genii Menogatari -

The Tale of Genji

Murasaki Shikibu

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Genji Monogatari - The Tale of Genji

Murasaki Shikibu

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Genji Menogatari, or The Taie of Genji, is a Japanese classic novel from the eleventh

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century. Supposedly commissioned by members of the Imperial Family, it tells the

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story of the son of the Emperor's favorite concubine and his role as a privileged boy

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and man, but not quite recognized as royal. He is placed in a loveless marriage, but continues a number of 'friendships' with the women of the court. This translation brings us the first seventeen chapters, and there is some dispute over the authorship of later (not included) chapters. The book gives us a fascinating insight into court life of the period.

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Cover image: Painting of a scene from the book by unknown painter, 18*'^ century.

Cover designed by Availle. This design is in the public domain.