Encyclopedia of Urban Legends

Encyclopedia of Urban Legends

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by Jan Harold Brunvand, Jan Harold Brunwand
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393323587

ISBN-13: 9780393323580

Pub. Date: 11/17/2002

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The definitive word on the subject from the dean of urban legend studies.
We all know those stories that are too bizarre to be true—roasted babies, vanishing hitchhikers, scuba divers in trees—but have you heard about the ice man or the bullet baby? This comprehensive and compellingly readable reference work will answer all your urban legend questions,

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The definitive word on the subject from the dean of urban legend studies.
We all know those stories that are too bizarre to be true—roasted babies, vanishing hitchhikers, scuba divers in trees—but have you heard about the ice man or the bullet baby? This comprehensive and compellingly readable reference work will answer all your urban legend questions, offering alphabetical entries on every aspect of the subject, including descriptions of hundreds of individual legends and their variations, legend themes, and scholarly approaches to the genre. Other entries discuss the relationship of urban legends to literature, film, comic books, music, and many other areas of popular culture. A Booklist Editors' Choice 2001 Reference Book. "Unlike most encyclopedias, this one may be read cover to cover."—Choice "Compiled by the foremost authority on this form of contemporary folklore....Superb."—Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393323580
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/17/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
858,069
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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Encyclopedia of Urban Legends 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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this book was the most horryfyng,brutal & bad book. but it's good for once in my life for me this is the best encyclopedia horror i've ever seen...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book to anyone who likes to know whether the stories told at night while camping are true, but don't read it at dark or before sleeping, you won't be able to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this book as a christmas gift from my grandparents a year ago and I have read it 5 or 6 times so far. every time i read i learn something new. I highly reommend it to every one. even though it is a bit pricey.