Tales and Towns of Northern New Jersey

Tales and Towns of Northern New Jersey

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813510194
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 12/19/1983
Edition description: None ed.
Pages: 347
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Father Henry Charlton Beck, who lived in New jersey nearly all his life, was the author of numerous books on new Jersey folklife, state editor of the Camden Courier-Post and writer for the Newark Star-Ledger. He is considered New Jersey's first folklorist and his painstaking work has left us with a rich collection of tales.

Table of Contents

I.Gentleman in Disguise3
II.The White Pilgrim of Dark Moon26
III.The Shades of Death48
IV.Snuff and Snuffle64
V.Frenche's "Castle" and Waterloo87
VI."The Scourge of the Ramapos"111
VII."Mend 'Em," Mendom, Mendem, Mendham128
VIII."Sing Unto the Lord a New Song"150
IX.Hoboken to Alexandria168
X.Beyond the River Styx194
XI.Toboggans and Wampum219
XII.The Puzzle of Wantage242
XIII.Beyond Great-Grandfather264
XIV.Requiem for the Ferries285
XV.Undercliff309
A Note on the Author337
Index339

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