Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Selections from Genji Monogatari

The Tale of Genji, Chapters I-XVII

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1005
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,155 / 240 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,586
Added to site: 2007.11.11
mnybks.net#: 18993

Translated into English by Suyematz Kenchio, 1900.

Show Excerpt

he Romance of Genji."]


GENJI MONOGATARI

CHAPTER I

THE CHAMBER OF KIRI[2]

In the reign of a certain Emperor, whose name is unknown to us, there was, among the Niogo[76] and Kôyi[3] of the Imperial Court, one who, though she was not of high birth, enjoyed the full tide of Royal favor. Hence her superiors, each one of whom had always been thinking--"I shall be the one," gazed upon her disdainfully with malignant eyes, and her equals and inferiors were more indignant still.

Such being the state of affairs, the anxiety which she had to endure was great and constant, and this was probably the reason why her health was at last so much affected, that she was often compelled to absent herself from Court, and to retire to the residence of her mother.

Her father, who was a Dainagon,[4] was dead; but her mother, being a woman of good sense, gave her every possible guidance in the due performance of Cou

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Lyle Howard
Lyle Howard has come a long way since he published his very first story in 1982. Howard mostly writes page-turners that keep the readers wanting more and Terminal Justice is no exception. As our Author of the Day, Howard reveals the secreat A-B-A-B code behind his page turners, talks about conspiracies and how Terminal Justice was inspired by a talk with a fellow passenger on a plane.
Read full interview...