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Japanese Ghost Stories


Author Lafcadio Hearn Published by Penguin Classics ISBN 9780241381274 EAN 9780241381274 Bic Code F Cover Paperback

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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 19th-century Ireland to create these terrifying tales of striking and eerie power.