#CCSpin 19 – Reveal

The Classics Club

The Classics Club Spin number was revealed yesterday and it was number 1. That means that I got The Tale of Genji! I am slightly worried about this book, especially since I don’t actually own it, but my library has an old (and possibly abridged) version that I can use until I go to the bookshop to order my own copy of the book.

I’m just going to give a quick summary of the book in this post and a few stats like number of pages, the edition I’m using, and other stuff.

The Tale of GenjiThe Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu

Summary: Expansive, compelling, and sophisticated in its representation of ethical concerns and aesthetic ideals, Murasaki’s tale came to occupy a central place in Japan’s remarkable history of artistic achievement and is now recognized as a masterpiece of world literature.

About the author: Murasaki Shikibu was a Japanese noblewoman who was born in c.973. Like most Aristocratic Heian women, she lived a secluded life and her diaries reveal how she was socialised with other women but isolated from men. She was a well-known author in her own time thanks to The Tale of Genji.

First published: sometime before 1021 AD
Edition: WW Norton & Co., Unabridged Edition (2017)
Number of pages: 1360

What did you get in this Classics Spin?


4 thoughts on “#CCSpin 19 – Reveal

  1. You get the prize for the longest book attempted, I think. Bravo! I was too chicken to put it on my list, but I do own it and want to read it… someday. I’ll be looking for your review! I’m attacking a mere 793 pages of “Can You Forgive Her?” by Anthony Trollope.

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    1. Can my prize be that I get to choose a different book? I’m joking, I’m actually really looking forward to reading it now I have some incentive. 793 pages is still huge and I hope you enjoy the book!

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