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Monkey

by Arthur Waley

Folk novel of China

The Tale of Genji (First Modern Library Giant Edition)

by Lady Murasaki Arthur Waley

The Tale of Genji is a classic of Japanese literature written by Lady Murasaki in the early years of the 11th century, around the peak of the Heian period. This 1st Modern Library Giant Edition of English translation from Japanese by Arthur Waley is called the world's first novel-the first classic, modern and psychological-novel. The novel which illustrates a unique depiction of the livelihoods of high courtiers during the Heian period contains six parts, viz., The Tale of Genji; The Sacred Tree; A Wreath of Cloud; Blue Trousers; The Lady of the Boat and the Bridge of Dreams.

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