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Selected Ghost Stories from Kwaidan

Selected Ghost Stories from Kwaidan


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In 1924, Lafcadio Hearn took his love of culture and myth and introduced us to the world of Japanese folklore with Kwaidan, his own collection of ghost stories.

In this classic volume, you’ll find tales that are hauntingly lyrical and complex.

Japanese demons that eat flesh.

Ghostly brides returning for their lovers.

Lafcadio Hearn’s ghost stories have become a fixture in the world of Japanese lore and superstition, offering us an eerie taste of what goes bump in the night.

A blind performer plays for an audience of ghosts. A maiden reincarnates to search for her beloved. A nurse offers the ultimate sacrifice for her young charge. And a group of rokurokubi plot to end the life of a noble samurai.

These classic tales celebrating Japanese culture are far different from our modern-day horror stories. Whether you’re in the mood for phantoms, demons, ghouls, or ghosts, these otherworldly tales will haunt you long after you’ve finished reading.

Student editor: C.J. Anaya

Foreword author: Russell Davis

Illustrator: Katsushika Hokusai 

Selected Stories from Kwaidan was released on June 14, 2022.
Trade paperback ISBN: 978-1-68057-368-8
eBook ISBN 978-1-68057-369-5
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-68057-370-1
160 pages

Author: Lafcadio Hearn

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