In Ghostly Japan

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 104 pages
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One night, at a very late hour, Tomozo heard the voice of a woman in his master's apartment; and this made him uneasy. He feared that Shinzaburo, being very gentle and affectionate, might be made the dupe of some cunning wanton, --in which event the domestics would be the first to suffer. He therefore resolved to watch; and on the following night he stole on tiptoe to Shinzaburo's dwelling, and looked through a chink in one of the sliding shutters. By the glow of a night-lantern within the sleeping-room, he was able to perceive that his master and a strange woman were talking together under the mosquito-net.

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User Review  - Nick - Goodreads

Pretty good. Not gonna write an elaborate review. Listened to the whole book on Libravox while doing manual tasks: The best chapters were the ones which were ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gerald Kinro - Goodreads

Much like Kwaidan, but Hearn goes a step further and includes non-fiction items in this work. It gives the reader a sense of how the religion and the paranormal affected each other and how both became an important part of Japanese daily life. Very good read. Read full review

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Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) was one of the first great interpreters of things Japanese for Western readers. His keen intellect, poetic imagination, and clear style have ensured him a devoted readership, among both foreigners and Japanese, for almost a century.

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