The Penguin Dictionary of American Folklore

The Penguin Dictionary of American Folklore


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An engrossing and generously illustrated journey through the popular legacy of our nation

The Penguin Dictionary of American Folklore will appeal to a vast range of readers in addition to folklorists. Here is a stimulating companion and authoritative resource for students of American literature, history, and cultural studies--from adolescents to centenarians--and for anyone lured by the highways and byways of our country's traditions. Entries range from brief definitions to essays (with suggested further readings) on such topics as folklore heroes (real and mythical); music; rural tales of weather and vampires; modern urban legends; and much, much more. This is a comprehensive, absorbing reference of a kind never before available.

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ISBN-13: 9780141002408
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/01/1901
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 7.56(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.18(d)

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