The Tale of Genji - by Lady Murasaki
Here is the epic first part of the 11th Century masterstroke of Japanese literature: The Tale of Genji.
This English translation captures all of Lady Murasaki's poetry, rich characterization, and vivid insights into the nature of humanity and society.
This inexpensive Dover book edition provides an authentic glimpse of the romance and intrigue of Heian-era nobility. Learn why The Tale of Genji is one of the world's landmark cultural achievements.