The Tale of Genji: A Novel in Six Parts

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The Tale of Genji

A NOVEL IN SIX PARTS

The Tale of Genji
The Sacred Tree
A Wreath of Cloud
Blue Trousers
The Lady of the Boat
The Bridge of Dreams

BY
Lady Murasaki

TRANSLATED FROM THE JAPANESE
BY
ARTHUR WALEY

THE MODERN LIBRARY - NEW YORK

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Part One - The Tale of Genji 1
  • Chapter I - Kiritsubo 7
  • Chapter II - The Broom-Tree 21
  • Chapter III - Utsusemi 47
  • Chapter IV - Yugao 54
  • Chapter V - Murasaki 81
  • Chapter VI - The Saffron-Flower 109
  • Chapter VII - The Festival of Red Leaves 129
  • Chapter VIII - The Flower Feast 147
  • Chapter IX - Aoi 154
  • Part Two - The Sacred Tree 185
  • Chapter I - The Sacred Tree 191
  • Chapter 11 - The Village of Falling Flowers 226
  • Chapter III - Exile at Suma 229
  • Chapter IV - Akashi 255
  • Chapter V - The Flood Gauge 284
  • Chapter VI - The Palace in the Tangled Woods 307
  • Chapter VII - A Meeting at the Frontier 324
  • Chapter VIII - The Picture Competition 328
  • Chapter IX - The Wind in the Pine-Trees 343
  • Part Three - A Wreath of Cloud 359
  • Chapter 1 - A Wreath of Cloud 363
  • Chapter II - Asagao 384
  • Chapter III - The Maiden 399
  • Chapter IV - Tamakatsura 434
  • Chapter V - The First Song, of the Year 467
  • Chapter VI - The Butterflies 478
  • Chapter VII - The Glow-Worm 492
  • Chapter VIII - A Bed of Carnations 507
  • Chapter IX - The Flares 524
  • Chapter X - The Typhoon 527
  • Part Four - Blue Trousers 539
  • Chapter I - The Royal Visit 543
  • Chapter II - Blue Trousers 560
  • Chapter III - Makibashira 565
  • Chapter IV - The Spray of Plum-Blossom 591
  • Chapter V - Fuji No Uraba 600
  • Chapter VI - Wakana ('Young Shoots') Part One 615
  • Chapter VII - Wakana ('Young Shoots') Part Two 649
  • Chapter VIII - Kashiwagi 679
  • Chapter IX - The Flute 693
  • Chapter X - Yugiri 702
  • Chapter XI - The Law 728
  • Chapter XII - Mirage 736
  • Part Five - The Lady of the Boat 745
  • Chapter I - Niou 749
  • Chapter II - Kobai 758
  • Chapter III - 'Bamboo River' 766
  • Chapter IV - The Bridge Maiden 791
  • Chapter V - At the Foot of the Oak-Tree 815
  • Chapter Vl - Agemaki 840
  • Chapter VII - Fern-Shoots 894
  • Chapter VIII The Mistletoe 905
  • Part Six - The Bridge of Dreams 937
  • Chapter VIII (continued) - The Mistletoe 941
  • Chapter IX - The Eastern House 959
  • Chapter X - Ukifune 995
  • Chapter XI - The Gossamer-Fly 1042
  • Chapter XII - Writing-Practice 1082
  • Chapter XIII - The Bridge of Dreams 1126
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