2) Murasaki Shikibu, the Tale of Genji, trans. Edward G. Seidensticker (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976) 718. According to Seidensticker, introduction to the Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976) vi, the novel was completed in the 11th century A.D.