Funk and Wagnall's Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legendby Maria Leach, Jerome Fried (Editor)
This book is an experiment: an attempt to cut a cross section into the spiritual content of the world, an attempt to gather together in one place several thousand things heretofore scattered in learned journals, memoirs, monographs, manuscripts, rare and out-of-print books, records transcribed by working anthropologists and folklorists in the field, and in people's heads.
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- 1st Harper & Row pbk. ed., One-vol. ed
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- 7.57(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.34(d)
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Everyone interested in the myth beneath the story needs to own a copy of this book. I've consulted it for decades and can't imagine my library without it. Though it has odd lapses, its coverage of world mythology is awe-inspiring and its usefulness for investigating the full outline of recurring myths is endless.