The Tales of Genji is a famous Japanese novel written by Murasaki Shikibu. Murasaki Shikibu is actually a nick name and nobody knows what her real name is. People are debating on how much was written by Murasaki Shikibu and they think Murasaki Shikibu’s daughter might have written some of the book too.
The book covers how the people lived at the time. The main character is Genji, the son of the emperor but his mum is low ranking and she dies. It focuses on his life including government intrigue and romance.