Alot of us were taught that the first “modern novel” was Don Quixote, written in the early 1600s by a guy (Cervantes). Actually, the first modern novel was written 600 years earlier—by a woman. It’s The Tale of Genji, written by a Japanese lady known as Murasaki Shikibu.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus, Don Quixote, considered to be the first modern European novel, is a classic of Western literature. 1547-1616, Madrid, Spain rnb