Mysterious Marie Laveau, Voodoo Queen, And Folk Tales Along The Mississippi

Mysterious Marie Laveau, Voodoo Queen, And Folk Tales Along The Mississippi

by Raymond J. Martinez
     
 

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Classic book on legends, lore and unvarnished truths surrounding New Orleans' most famous Voodoo mistress, and other tales from surrounding parishes of days long gone by. Includes illustrated guide to palm-reading, humorous asides, historical comparisons, and over 20 images. In addition to the facts and folklore about Marie Laveau herself, including revealing research…  See more details below

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Classic book on legends, lore and unvarnished truths surrounding New Orleans' most famous Voodoo mistress, and other tales from surrounding parishes of days long gone by. Includes illustrated guide to palm-reading, humorous asides, historical comparisons, and over 20 images. In addition to the facts and folklore about Marie Laveau herself, including revealing research into some debunked myths and unanswered questions, the book offers entertaining stories of her life and the people around the New Orleans area, such as:

• Lafayette's visit to New Orleans . . . but to Marie Laveau herself?
• How Marie Laveau turned hate into love for some wishful suitors
• How she earned her free house on St. Ann Street, and how her death made city newspapers go wild
• The man with two wives—in two languages—and therefore a roosterhead in his pocket
• Why New Orleans doorsteps are so clean
• How an utter idiot won the election for mayor of Burley Landing
• The proper use of gris gris, and the meaning of palm mountains and lines
• How an honest thief fooled the unsuspecting Yankee
• Why zombies are created to be used as farmhands

Presented in a quality NOOKbook format with active Table of Contents, linked notes, and illustrations from the original properly formatted, plus additional imagery.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016008516
Publisher:
Quid Pro, LLC
Publication date:
01/16/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
116
Sales rank:
856,969
File size:
1 MB

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