Tales of Old Japan (Myth, Legend & Folklore)

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9781840225105: Tales of Old Japan (Myth, Legend & Folklore)

"Tales of Old Japan" was the first collection of Japanese popular stories to appear in English and is a classic among writings from Japan. Mitford's work covers the genres of ghost story, fairy tale, folklore and tales of the samurai. Here you will find mysterious "No Plays", a fascinating eye-witness account of a hara-kiri ceremony by candlelight and tales of vampires and other creatures of superstition - magic cats, foxes and badgers. Included too are the tale of the cat who bites to death a concubine and transforms itself into a witch-simulacrum of her and the most celebrated story, "The Ghost of Sakura". Of the samurai genre, Mitford presents "The Forty-Seven Ronins" alongside wonderful stories of relentless revenge, furious sword fights, vile treachery, staunch loyalty and vagabond life. Mitford conveys what he saw as the essence of the Japanese spirit - heroism, ruthlessness, devoted loyalty and chivalry - in a memorably vigorous style. This book is a treasury of information on places, customs and characters that illuminates Japanese culture as it delights and entertains.

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Algernon B. Mitford
Editorial: Wordsworth Editions (2001)
ISBN 10: 1840225106 ISBN 13: 9781840225105
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
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(Rumford, ME, Estados Unidos de America)

Descripción Wordsworth Editions, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1840225106

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