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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Once all of the ensembles had been inspected, they filed out, one after the other.
The Willow Branch Ensemble was following the Swallow Ensemble, so ADuan
hurried to the front of his group while Wanxia deliberately slowed her pace till she
a beautiful young woman came through there, pushing aside the flowers—and it
turned out to be Wanxia. The two of them were so surprised and pleased to see
each other that they quickly confessed their mutual love before exchanging ...
The voice speaking these words sounded very much like Wanxia's. Presently,
when his mother came out to see him, she was joined indeed by Wanxia. The joy
felt by A-Duan and Wanxia at their reunion far exceeded their sorrow over having
Before finding herself a part of the Dragon Lair Sovereign's court, Wanxia had
formerly been a prostitute who had drowned and whose corpse had never been
found. She thought to herself that she couldn't possibly go back to her former life,
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