Strange Tales from Liaozhai - Vol. 6
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 sixth of 6 volumes.
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One day when he was passing beneath Jinshan, he fell into the water and
drowned. Since his mother had only this one son, she wept inconsolably. A-Duan
was unaware that he had died, but there were two men who led him away till they
Once the dance was concluded, she followed her ensemble to the west side of
the palace stairs. A-Duan watched her from the corner of his eye, already keenly
in love with her. When he asked one of the ensemble girls about her, he learned
The Willow Branch Ensemble was following the Swallow Ensemble, so ADuan
hurried to the front of his group while ... When she turned her head around to look
at A-Duan and her coral hairpin fell out, he quickly snatched it up and stuck it ...
The people onboard jointly hired her a small boat, and then accompanied her
home. A-Duan's mother at first thought that the girl must be thinking of some other
family, but Wanxia assured her that there was no mistake, subsequently relating ...
Before long, however, Wanxia gave birth to a son, and to the touch he actually felt
just the same as every other boy, so A-Duan's mother began to relax. As time
passed, Wanxia gradually began to sense that A-Duan was no longer mortal, and