Legendary Connecticut

Legendary Connecticut

by David E. Philips
     
 

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From Litchfield's great church stove war to Hartford's Charter Oak to Stonington's infamous Lantern Hill, these traditional tales from the Nutmeg State span four centuries of Connecticut history. Personal legends, narratives, anecdotes, and supernatural stories—all are fascinating, humorous and rich with the history and lore of the land.  See more details below

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From Litchfield's great church stove war to Hartford's Charter Oak to Stonington's infamous Lantern Hill, these traditional tales from the Nutmeg State span four centuries of Connecticut history. Personal legends, narratives, anecdotes, and supernatural stories—all are fascinating, humorous and rich with the history and lore of the land.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Such a book is long overdue. David Philips (is) . . . a consummate story teller, a cross etween Charles Kuralt and Vincent Price."

The New London Day

"Legendary Connecticut is lovely, and it is loving. Philips has a way with words, and he likes to tell a story. It's evident, and his appreciation for history is strong. Any Connecticut resident, ardent New Englander, sometime-weekender, history or folk-lore buff will appreciate Philips' effort."

The Lakeville Journal

"As you read about Coventry's eccentric preacher Lorenzo Dow or about the Bride's Brook legend in East Lyme, you realize that these stories will never go away or become outdated. They, along with the landscape of our region, are permanently etched into our human experience."

The Coventry Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880684054
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
303
Sales rank:
760,755
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

David E. Phillips was a professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University for twenty-eight years, until he retired in 1990. He died in 1998.

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