A missing party of 11th century’s ‘The Tale of Genji’, which is considered the world’s first novel, has been found in a storeroom in Tokyo at the house of an ancestor of a feudal lord. Completed somewhere around 1010 by a woman named Heian, the novel comprises of 54 chapters. The novel depicts the life of the son of a Japanese emperor.
The manuscript has been with the Okochi family since 1743.
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