Beautiful story of ineffably strange bishounen Prince Genji of Japan, and his many loves and such. Hard to characterize, but full of poetry and mono no aware. Probably the world's first novel, written by Heian courtier Lady Murasaki Shikibu. AKA Genji Monogatari. There are also at least two lovely manga of the same name, an illustrated version by Amano, an anime, and probably far more than one film.

Oddly enough, Project Gutenberg does not appear to have a copy of Genji, which I find completely mystifying.