This book contains the biography of Lafcadio Hearn written by Edward Thomas providing details of his travels, works, letters and personal life. It was originally published 1912 and is here being republished with a new introductory biography on the author. Edward Thomas was an accomplished writer and his work included essays, travelogues, topographical descriptions, reviews, critical studies and biographies. He earned himself a reputation as a respected critic and was widely quoted in newspapers and journals of the time. He was killed in action in the First World War in 1917.