Japanese Ghost Stories
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Japanese Ghost Stories


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Chilling Japanese ghost stories retold by a master of the supernatural. 

The dead wreak revenge on the living, paintings come alive, spectral brides possess mortal men and a priest devours human flesh in this collection of short stories. 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.


Pages: 256

Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm