The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu

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The Tale of Genji is a classic work of Japanese literature attributed to the Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu in the early eleventh century, around the peak of the Heian Period. It is sometimes called the world's first novel, the first modern novel, the first psychological novel or the first novel to still be considered a classic, though this issue is a matter of debate.

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The 82nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 10th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  2. - 80th on 100 Best Books (Montana State University)
  3. - 91st on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  4. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  5. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)
  6. - The Graphic Canon (Book)
  7. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  8. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)
  9. - 50 Greatest Books of All Time (Globe and Mail)
  10. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)

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