Japanese Ghost Stories

Lafcadio Hearn
Paul Murray (Editor, Introduction

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A selection of Lafcadio Hearn’s brilliantly entertaining and eerie ghost stories, regarded as major classics in Japan.

In this collection of classic ghost stories from Japan, beautiful princesses turn out to be frogs, paintings come alive, deadly spectral brides haunt the living, and a samurai delivers the baby of a Shinto goddess with mystical help. Here are all the phantoms and ghouls of Japanese folklore- ‘rokuro-kubi’, whose heads separate from their bodies at night; ‘jikininki’, or flesh-eating goblins; and terrifying faceless ‘mujina’ who haunt lonely neighbourhoods. Lafcadio Hearn, a master storyteller, drew on traditional Japanese folklore, infused with memories of his own haunted childhood in Ireland, to create these chilling tales. They are today regarded in Japan as classics in their own right.

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ISBN – 9780241381274
Publisher – Penguin Books, Limited
Format – Paperback
Publication Date – 25/07/2019
Dimensions – 195mm X 128mm
Categories – Death Spirituality and Ghosts

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