Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Short Stories: Tales of the Supernatural
Lafcadio Hearn


Capricious ghosts and terrifying apparitions feature in this enthralling compendium of supernatural tales inspired by Japanese, Chinese, and Creole legends. This collection of short stories by Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) draws inspiration from around the globe and from different periods of history, including, for example, colonial Cuba and Japan during the time of the Samurai. Extraordinarily beautiful, imaginative, and sometimes unsettling, these insights into a forgotten world attest to the power of the human spirit. Their eerie atmosphere and hauntingly mysterious symbolism blur the line between myth and reality.

Hardback, 384pp
Arcturus Publishing, 2018
ISBN 9781788884020