Tales of Old Japan by A.B. Mitford PDF

By A.B. Mitford

ISBN-10: 1169793444

ISBN-13: 9781169793446

ISBN-10: 1331377188

ISBN-13: 9781331377184

"One of the 1st and in lots of methods nonetheless the best books on Japan." —The Japan Times

First released in 1871, Tales of outdated Japan has withstood the try out of time and brought its position as one of many vintage volumes of jap literature.

The ebook provides a large pass component to jap prose—historical stories just like the recognized tale of the Forty–seven Ronin; nonfiction reporting on marriage, funerals and the author's gory eyewitness account of hara–kiri; fairy stories and tales of superstition that includes vampire cats and magic foxes; even 3 sermons written through a clergyman belonging to the Shingaku sect, which professes to mix Buddhist, Confucian and Shinto teachings. The books thirty–three chapters conceal virtually each quarter of eastern lifestyles. Thirty–one reproductions of woodblock prints illustrate a few of the stories and essays.

Author Robert Louis Stevenson brought up Tales of previous Japan in his essay "Books that have stimulated Me." Over 100 years have handed seeing that Stevenson justly praised A.B. Mitford's ebook, yet his paintings is still a tremendous and engaging sourcebook on Japan and the Japanese.

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