Korean

Folk

Tales

by

lm Bang

and

Yi Riuk

Korean Folk Tales

:s

by

c2

X

lm Bang and Yi Riuk

5

Si

SS

"To any one who would like to look somewhat into the inner soul of the Oriental,

§

and see the peculiar spiritual existences among which he lives, the following

stories will serve as true interpreters, born as they are of the three great religions

of the Far East, Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism." Manuscripts by two of Korea's (possibly) most famous authors, dating from the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries were uncovered in the early years of the twentieth century. Translation revealed stories that are not for the faint-hearted: gruesome, harsh,

Vs

v\

£

unlovely, depicting scenes of the day, as well as the hope for better things.

$

£

*3

g

Total running time 5:23:78

X

This LibriVox recording is in the public domain and may be reproduced, distributed or modified without permission. The LibriVox objective is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audioformat on the Internet. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org

Cover image: Koran painting Mindo 1825, public domain from wikimedia commons.

Cover designed by Avai lie. This design is in the public domain.

£‘