Some Chinese Ghosts

Some Chinese Ghosts

by Lafcadio Hearn


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I think that my best apology for the insignificant size of this volume is the very character of the material composing it. In preparing the legends I sought especially for weird beauty; and I could not forget this striking observation in Sir Walter Scott's "Essay on Imitations of the Ancient Ballad": "The supernatural, though appealing to certain powerful emotions very widely and deeply sown amongst the human race, is, nevertheless, a spring which is peculiarly apt to lose its elasticity by being too much pressed upon." -- Lafcadio Hearn

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783337000837
Publisher: Bod Third Party Titles
Publication date: 04/20/2019
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (1850 - 1904) known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo, was an international writer, known best for his books about Japan, especially his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories, such as Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. In the United States, Hearn is also known for his writings about the city of New Orleans based on his ten-year stay in that city.

Table of Contents

The Soul of the Great Bell11
The Story of Ming-Y29
The Legend of Tchi-Niu71
The Return of Yen-Tchin-King97
The Tradition of the Tea-Plant115
The Tale of the Porcelain-God143

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