Manga version of Genji monogatari (源氏物語). The Genji Novel is a classic work of Japanese literature considered by many experts to be the oldest novel in history. It was written in the early 11th century by author Murasaki Shikibu. This edition from Gakken Publishing House is aimed at young people and includes information on this classic work.
The Genji Novel tells the story of Hikaru Genji, a nobleman who, for political reasons, is demoted to commoner status. This work is a faithful reflection of Japanese society in the Heian period, as the protagonist lives between the world of the commoners and the world of the nobility.