Texas Ghost Stories: Fifty Favorites for the Telling

Texas Ghost Stories: Fifty Favorites for the Telling

by Tim Tingle, Doc Moore
     
 

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"Introduced by John O. West and John L. Davis, two of Texas's most respected folklorists, these fifty stories include tales adapted by European settlers to their new southwestern settings, more historically rooted legends about such early pioneers as Britt Bailey of the Gulf Coast prairie and Josiah Wilbarger of Austin, and those notorious contemporary cautionary…  See more details below

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"Introduced by John O. West and John L. Davis, two of Texas's most respected folklorists, these fifty stories include tales adapted by European settlers to their new southwestern settings, more historically rooted legends about such early pioneers as Britt Bailey of the Gulf Coast prairie and Josiah Wilbarger of Austin, and those notorious contemporary cautionary tales known as urban legends." With two appendixes addressing selection, learning, and telling of stories as well as sources and scholarship, Texas Ghost Stories is a compendium for tellers, teachers, readers, and collectors. Celebrating both the blending and the diversity of Texan cultures through the timeless stories we love to be scared by, it is a treasury for all Texans and for those who really want to know us.

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ISBN-13:
9780896725195
Publisher:
Texas Tech University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.06(d)

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