The weird and whimsical short stories in Strange Tales from Liaozhai show their author, Pu Songling (1640-1715), to be both an explorer of the macabre, like Edgar Allan Poe, and a moralist, like Aesop. In this first complete translation of the collection's 494 stories into English, readers will encounter supernatural creatures, natural disasters, magical aspects of Buddhist and Daoist spirituality, and a wide range of Chinese folklore. Annotations are provided to clarify unfamiliar references or cultural allusions, and introductory essays have been included to explain facets of Pu Songling's work and to provide context for some of the unique qualities of his uncanny tales.This is the 2 of 6 volumes.
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Book Description Jain Pub Co, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0895810433
Book Description Jain Pub Co, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110895810433
Book Description Jain Pub Co, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 799 pages. 8.50x5.60x1.20 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0895810433