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Japanese tales of mystery & imagination

Author: Ranpo Edogawa
Publisher: Tokyo ; Rutland, Vt. : C.E. Tuttle, [2006?]
Series: Tuttle classics
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The famous mystery writer Edogawa Rampo took his pen name from the Japanese pronunciation of Edgar Allen Poe--the master of Western mystery and horror stories. Collected in this chilling volume are some of Rampos best stories, bizarre and blood-curdling expeditions into the fantastic, the perverse, and the strange. A quadruple amputee and his perverse wife; a man who discovers hidden pleasures in a chamber of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Fiction Translations into English
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ranpo Edogawa
OCLC Number: 156998297
Notes: "First edition, 1956"--Title page verso
Description: xii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: The human chair --
The psychological test --
The caterpillar --
The cliff --
The hell of mirrors --
The twins --
The red chamber --
Two crippled men --
The traveler with the pasted rag picture.
Series Title: Tuttle classics
Other Titles: Japanese tales of mystery and imagination
Responsibility: by Edogawa Rampo ; translated by James B. Harris.

Abstract:

The famous mystery writer Edogawa Rampo took his pen name from the Japanese pronunciation of Edgar Allen Poe--the master of Western mystery and horror stories. Collected in this chilling volume are some of Rampos best stories, bizarre and blood-curdling expeditions into the fantastic, the perverse, and the strange. A quadruple amputee and his perverse wife; a man who discovers hidden pleasures in a chamber of mirrors; a chair-maker who buries himself inside an armchair and enjoys a promiscuous career of sordid loves with women who sit on his handiwork: these are some of the wonderfully strange characters youll meet in the pages of Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination, each worthy of Poe himself.

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