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The Forty-Seven Rōnins by A.B. Mitford (Lord Redesdale)

This bloodthirsty true story by A B Mitford (Lord Redesdale) is taken from Tales of Old Japan. It is set in the 18th century and tells of how the Rōnins – a masterless group of samurai – planned, over a long period of time, to avenge their master’s forced suicide.