"Kwaidan" are what Lafcadio Hearn called "stories and studies of strange things" -- eerie tales which convey the enduring mystery of traditional Japanese culture and the world of the samurai. In this volume, de Benneville's rendition of the "Yotsuya Kwaidan" of Shunkintei Ryuo paints a picture of life in the capital city of Edo among samurai of the highest class, jostling for power at the court of the Shogun.

Kwaidan of the Lady 2001, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780710307002