The Tale of Murasaki

The Tale of Murasaki

A Novel

Book - 2000
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Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, c2000.
ISBN: 0385697946
Characteristics: xix, 426 p. ;,22 cm.

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Sep 17, 2013

Lisa Dalby writes a fictionalized account of the life of Murasaki Shikibu, author of the Tales of Genji, the world's first novel. I liked this book a great deal, although I thought it dragged a bit towards the end. Dalby provides a very colorful look at the upper echelons of Japanese society more than a millenium ago.

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