The World of Chinese
THE FOX SPIRIT OF BLUESTONE MOUNTAIN
In Chinese legends, the fox spirit is a supernatural being who often appears as a beautiful, seductive woman. In this late
19th century novel, a nine-tailed fox spirit starts a love affair with Young Master Zhou, the handsome and talented son of a retired mandarin, in order to steal his life force and become a god. Zhou’s servant asks a Daoist priest to expel the spirit, but she proves to be more than a match for him. Translated into English for the first time by Timothy Gouldthorp, the book features a plot and characters deeply influenced by classic Chinese folklore.