A Hallowe'en Reader by Lisa Morton

A Hallowe'en Reader Literary and Historical Writings Over the Centuries Paperback Mar 15 2008

By Lisa Morton
Paperback
$24.15 USD

This unique anthology gathers together some of the most intriguing and useful works on the history of Halloween. Ranging from pre-Christian Celtic myths to early 20th century articles, the book's 27 entries include poems, short stories, sections from 19th and 20th century folklore books, a one-act play, Irish and Scottish folk tales, and the first book on the holiday ever published.Noted works contained in the anthology include William Wells Newell's 1904 study of the history of Jack-o'-lantern legends in "The Ignis Fatuus" and Alexander Montgomerie's oft-quoted 1584 poem "Flyting Against Polwart."Organized chronologically, most works are presented in their entirety and many include extensive annotations designed to make the original source materials more palatable for modern readers. The book also includes 34 vintage photographs and illustrations.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
McFarland & Co Inc
Publication date
Mar 15 2008
Language
English
Pages
208
ISBN-13
9780786436842
ISBN-10
0786436840
Weight
386g
Dimensions
178.0mm x 254.0mm