Tale of Genji Novel

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SKU: 9780804838238

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About Tale of Genji Novel

Tale of Genji was written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the novel - and after more than a millennium, this seminal work about the life and loves of Prince Genji, master poet, dancer, musician and painter, continues to enchant readers throughout the world.

Written by Murasaki Shikibu and Translated By Kencho Suematsu.


  • Publisher: TUTTLE
  • Media: Novels
  • Genre: Documentary, Drama
  • Themes: Historical
  • Age Rating: ALL
  • Release Date: 11/15/2006
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

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The earliest English translation, which was only partially completed.


According to Wikipedia's entry on "The Tale of Genji," it mentions that the Suematsu translation, published in 1882, "was the first translation into English, but is considered of poor quality and is not often read today. Significantly, only a few chapters were completed." Save your money and check out the Edward Seidensticker or Royall Tyler translations instead.