Some Chinese Ghosts (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) [NOOK Book]

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The six stories in this captivating collection, published in 1887, are retellings of classical Chinese myths and legends. In his preface, Hearn writes that he "sought especially for 'weird beauty' in these phantom tales." Among those included are “The Soul of the Great Bell,” the story of a young girl’s sacrifice for the creation of the Emperor’s sublime bell; “The Story of Ming-Y,” a phantom tale about a young man’s love for a woman long-dead, as well as “The Tradition of the Tea-Plant,” and The Tale of the ...

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Some Chinese Ghosts (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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Overview


The six stories in this captivating collection, published in 1887, are retellings of classical Chinese myths and legends. In his preface, Hearn writes that he "sought especially for 'weird beauty' in these phantom tales." Among those included are “The Soul of the Great Bell,” the story of a young girl’s sacrifice for the creation of the Emperor’s sublime bell; “The Story of Ming-Y,” a phantom tale about a young man’s love for a woman long-dead, as well as “The Tradition of the Tea-Plant,” and The Tale of the Porcelain-God.” 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411464087
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 12/12/2011
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 1,333,961
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904), also known as Koizumi Yakumo, was born in Greece, raised in Ireland, spent years in America, and finally became a citizen of Japan.  A journalist and translator, he played a major role in introducing Japanese culture to the West.  His translations of Japanese fairy tales and ghost stories were especially influential.

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    Takes patience to get through these stories

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