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The Tale of Genji

By Murasaki Shikibu & Translated by Suematsu Kencho
Narrated by: Elaine J Sepani
Length: 6 hours 56 minutes

Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu wrote The Tale of Genji in the 11th century to entertain the other women in the court. It follows the romantic exploits of the title character, an emperor’s son, as he navigates life within aristocratic society and eventually outside of it. Praised for its psychological insight into the characters’... Read more »

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