Folklore and the Sea

Folklore and the Sea

by Horace Beck
     
 

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Horace Beck, a former professor of American Literature at Middlebury College, has been gathering the sea's folklore for 70 years in Europe, North America, and the West Indies. This collection of legends, songs, superstitions, and stories both true and apocryphal includes spectral ships, mermaids and mermen, pirates, sea language, sea monsters, navigation and weather

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Horace Beck, a former professor of American Literature at Middlebury College, has been gathering the sea's folklore for 70 years in Europe, North America, and the West Indies. This collection of legends, songs, superstitions, and stories both true and apocryphal includes spectral ships, mermaids and mermen, pirates, sea language, sea monsters, navigation and weather lore, names on sea and shore, and much more. Library Journal called Folklore and the Sea "a browser's delight as well as a researcher's gold mine".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785811190
Publisher:
Book Sales, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/15/1999
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
7.13(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.68(d)

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