ACHUKA Book of the Day 16 Feb 2022
Haunting, mysterious and beautiful, but also possessed of unimaginable power and the capacity for terrifying cruelty, the ghosts of Lafcadio Hearn’s fiction draw their inspiration from the folklore of ancient Japan. These ghoulish beings range from spectral brides to vengeful phantoms and unruly goblins.
This collection includes such tales as “Ingwa-Banashi”, “The Corpse-Rider” and “Of a Promise Broken”.
Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) was born in the Ionian Islands in Greece. As a child he moved first to Ireland and then to the United States where he worked as a journalist. Increasingly disenchanted with western society, he moved to Japan, where he married. There too he became disenchanted and complained about the loss of Japanese culture after the Meiji Restoration. He spent his life attempting to document the culture he loved in both fiction and carefully researched non-fiction studies.
ABOUT THE SERIES: The Arcturus Classics series brings together high-quality paperback editions of classics works, presented with contemporary graphic cover designs. Together they make a collection which is perfect for any home library.
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