A Dictionary of English Folklore

A Dictionary of English Folklore

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Are there any legends about cats? Is Cinderella an English story? What is (or was) a Mumming Play? The subject of folklore covers an extremely wide field, with connections to virtually every aspect of life. It ranges from the bizarre to the seemingly mundane. Similarly, folklore is as much afeature of the modern technological age as the ancient world, of every part of the country, both urban and rural, and of every age group and occupation.Containing 2,000 entries, from dragons to Mother Goose, May Day to Michaelmas, this new reference work is an absorbing and entertaining guide to English folklore. Aimed at a broad general readership, the dictionary provides an authoritative reference source on such legendary characters as the Babesin the Wood, Jack the Giant Killer, and Robin Hood, and gives entertaining and informative explanations of a wide range of subjects in folklore, from nosebleeds and wishbones to cats and hot cross buns.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780192100191
Branch Call Number: GR141 .S573 2000x
Characteristics: vii, 411 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Roud, Stephen


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