Richly atmospheric, this collection features supernatural tales rooted in ancient Chinese legends. The author, an expert in Oriental lore, was praised by The New York Times
for his "rare skill" and "gorgeousness of description." The originality, power, and literary charm of these stories will captivate readers of all ages.
Unlike the ghosts of Western lore, most Chinese spirits are heroic figures who return to the land of the living to be remembered for their sacrifices. These six memorable tales from the spirit world include "The Soul of the Great Bell," "The Story of Ming-Y," "The Legend of Tchi-Niu," "The Return of Yen-Tchin-King," "The Tradition of the Tea-Plant," and "The Tale of the Porcelain-God."
Reprint of the Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1906 edition.
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