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Title An anthology of American folktales and legends / Frank de Caro, editor
Published Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xlii, 358 pages)
Contents Native American and native Hawaiian narratives. Folktales from a number of traditions. Animal tales -- Jack and his fellows: classic hero tales -- Brave, resourceful, and kindly women -- The grateful dead and other magic helpers -- Magical powers and magical objects -- Lucky accidents -- Riddles and clever words -- Tricks and tricksters -- Husbands and wives -- Priests, preachers, and other professions -- Fools and mishaps -- "Trick" tales and parodies -- Lies and other tall tales -- Some other humorous tales -- Religious tales -- Legends from a number of traditions. Ghosts and wraiths -- Witchcraft, magic, and healing -- Omens and other strange events -- The devil -- Divine retribution and other miracles -- Native Americans -- Folk heros, local characters, and wild people -- Panthers, snakes, and other beasts -- Hidden treasure and lost mines -- Slavery and the civil war -- Outlaws, crime, and criminals -- Horrors -- Place names and other origins -- Occupational legends -- "Urban" legends
Summary For folklorists, students, as well as general readers, this is the most comprehensive survey of American folktales and legends currently available. It offers an amazing variety of American legend and lore - everything from Appalachian Jack tales, African American folklore, riddles, trickster tales, tall tales, tales of the supernatural, legends of crime and criminals, tales of women, and even urban legends. The anthology is divided into three main sections - Native American and Hawaiian Narratives, Folktales, and Legends - and within each section the individual stories explore the myriad narrat
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Folklore -- United States.
Legends -- United States.
Tales -- United States.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author De Caro, F. A., 1943-
LC no. 2008007917
ISBN 1317476980