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Murasaki Shikibu, b. 978?.; Japan - Social life and customs - To 1600 - Fiction.; Murasaki Shikibu, 0978?-1016?.
Written in the 11th century, Lady Murasaki's account of court life in the city of Heian, Japan, relates the story of Prince Genji, the son of an emperor, whose passionate character, love affairs and shifting political fortunes, offer an exquisite glimpse of the golden age of Japan.
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