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Kwaidan: Ghost Stories and Strange Tales of Old Japan

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A blind musician with amazing talent is called upon to perform for the dead. Faceless creatures haunt an unwary traveler. A beautiful woman and#8212; the personification of winter at its cruelest and#8212; ruthlessly kills unsuspecting mortals. These and 17 other chilling supernatural tales and#8212; based on legends, myths, and beliefs of ancient Japan and#8212; represent the very best of Lafcadio Hearn's literary style. They are also a culmination of his lifelong interest in the endlessly fascinating customs and tales of the country where he spent the last fourteen years of his life, translating into English the atmospheric stories he so avidly collected.

Teeming with undead samurais, man-eating goblins, and other terrifying demons, these 20 classic ghost stories inspired the Oscarand#174;-nominated 1964 film of the same name.

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From America's great interpreter of all things Japanese and#151; 20 supernatural tales teeming with undead samurais, man-eating goblins and other terrifying demons. Includes 22 illustrations.

Synopsis:

During the latter half of the 19th century, American journalist Lafcadio Hearn became our nation's great interpreter of all things Japanese. His superb translation of 20 supernatural tales teems with undead samurais, man-eating goblins, and other terrifying demons. These classic ghost stories inspired the Oscar®-nominated 1964 film of the same name. 22 illustrations.

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ISBN:
9780486450940
Author:
Hearn, Lafcadio
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Introduction by:
Lewis, Oscar
Introduction:
Lewis, Oscar
Illustrator:
Fujita, Yasumasa
Author:
Lewis
Author:
Lewis, Oscar
Author:
Oscar
Author:
Fujita, Yasumasa
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Ghost
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Subject:
Horror - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Literature & Drama
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.4 lb

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From America's great interpreter of all things Japanese and#151; 20 supernatural tales teeming with undead samurais, man-eating goblins and other terrifying demons. Includes 22 illustrations.

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During the latter half of the 19th century, American journalist Lafcadio Hearn became our nation's great interpreter of all things Japanese. His superb translation of 20 supernatural tales teems with undead samurais, man-eating goblins, and other terrifying demons. These classic ghost stories inspired the Oscar®-nominated 1964 film of the same name. 22 illustrations.

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