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By Lafcadio Hearn

A blind musician with impressive expertise is termed upon to accomplish for the lifeless. Faceless creatures hang-out an unwary visitor. a stunning lady — the personification of wintry weather at its most harsh — ruthlessly kills unsuspecting mortals. those and 17 different chilling supernatural stories — in keeping with legends, myths, and ideology of old Japan — signify the superior of Lafcadio Hearn's literary sort. also they are a end result of his lifelong curiosity within the forever interesting customs and stories of the rustic the place he spent the final fourteen years of his existence, translating into English the atmospheric tales he so avidly collected.
Teeming with undead samurais, man-eating goblins, and different terrifying demons, those 20 vintage ghost tales encouraged the Oscar®-nominated 1964 movie of a similar name.

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