Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination

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$21.61
UPC:
9784805311936
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing; 57494th edition (May 10, 2012)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
224
Shipping Weight:
9.6 ounces
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
5.1 x 0.6 x 8 inches
ISBN-10:
4805311932
ISBN-13:
978-4805311936
Author:
James B. Harris,Patricia Welch,Edogawa Rampo

Product Overview

This collection of mystery and horror stories is regarded as Japan's answer to Edgar Allan Poe.Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination, the first volume of its kind translated into English, is written with the quick tempo of the West but rich with the fantasy of the East. These nine bloodcurdling, chilling tales present a genre of literature largely unknown to readers outside Japan, including the strange story of a quadruple amputee and his perverse wife; the record of a man who creates a mysterious chamber of mirrors and discovers hidden pleasures within; the morbid confession of a maniac who envisions a career of foolproof psychological" murders; and the bizarre tale of a chair-maker who buries himself inside an armchair and enjoys the sordid "loves" of the women who sit on his handiwork.Lucid and packed with suspense, Edogawa Rampo's stories found inJapanese Tales of Mystery & Imaginationhave enthralled Japanese readers for over half a century.Mystery stories include:The Human ChairThe CaterpillarTwo Crippled MenThe Traveler with the Pasted Rag Picture

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