Japanese Ghost Stories - Japanese Classics

Short stories

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Publisher's Synopsis

The dead wreak revenge on the living, paintings come alive, spectral brides possess mortal men and a priest devours human flesh in these chilling Japanese ghost stories retold by a master of the supernatural. Lafcadio Hearn drew on the phantoms and ghouls of traditional Japanese folklore - including the headless 'rokuro-kubi', the monstrous goblins 'jikininki' or the faceless 'mujina' who stalk lonely neighbourhoods - and infused them with his own memories of his haunted childhood in nineteenth-century Ireland to create these terrifying tales of striking and eerie power. Today they are regarded in Japan as classics in their own right.

Book information

ISBN: 9780241675298
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 813.4
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 192g
Height: 198mm
Width: 123mm
Spine width: 8mm