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The Tale of Murasaki Book Review Summary

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This book follows the life of Murisaki (the author of the tale of Genji the first novel in recorded history) from her early childhood, when she fought against an arranged marriage, to her days in court where she was respected for her stories about the romantic character Genji, and ended with a small account from her daughter.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Japanese Other aspects:    -   story of "the rich" Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Woman's story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Japanese

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   impregnation/reproduction Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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