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Published: 18 January 2002

238 Pages | 54 color illus.

5-1/2 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9784770027726

Bookseller Code (03)


The Tale of Genji

Scenes from the Worlds First Novel

Lady Murasaki Shikibu, introduction by Jakucho Setouchi, and commentaries by Donald Keene

A Publication of Kodansha USA

Kodansha's Illustrated Japanese Classics

  • A classic, considered world's first novel
  • Beautifully written
  • Written by a lady of the Japanese court, offers perceptive and poignant portrait of ancient court life