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Some Chinese Ghosts

by Lafcadio Hearn

This book has become a classic in the horror genre, providing a unique insight into Chinese folklore and the supernatural. Hearn's extensive knowledge of Chinese culture and language allowed him to delve deep into the country's traditional ghost stories, creating a hauntingly beautiful and evocative collection of tales. The stories range from the tragic and heart-wrenching to the spine-chilling and terrifying, with each one leaving a lasting impression on the reader. Throughout the book, Hearn weaves a tapestry of ghosts and spirits, exploring themes of love, betrayal, and revenge. The stories are set against a backdrop of ancient Chinese society, with its intricate social customs and beliefs, providing a fascinating glimpse into a world long gone. "Some Chinese Ghosts" is not only a gripping collection of stories but also a valuable historical document. It has served as a source of inspiration for many authors and filmmakers and has become a staple in the horror genre. Hearn's masterful storytelling and vivid descriptions have made this book a must-read for anyone interested in the supernatural, Chinese culture, or horror literature in general.

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Language

English

Original Language

English

Published In

1887

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Lafcadio Hearn

Greece, Japan

Koizumi Yakumo, born Patrick Lafcadio Hearn, was a writer. He worked in the United States before moving to Japan and becoming Japanese. He was of Greek-Irish descent. He wrote about Japanese...

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