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Folklore and the Sea

Beck, Horace

Published by Wesleyan University Press, (1973), 1973
ISBN 10: 0819560529 / ISBN 13: 9780819560520
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Title: Folklore and the Sea

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press, (1973)

Publication Date: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition


. 1st edition stated. Illustrated. Bookseller Inventory # 000371

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Synopsis: Horace Beck, a former professor of American Literature at Middlebury College, has been gathering the sea's folklore for 70 years in Europe, North America, and the West Indies. This collection of legends, songs, superstitions, and stories, both true and apocryphal includes spectral ships, mermaids and mermen, pirates, sea language, sea monsters, navigation and weather lore, names on sea and shore, and much more. Library Journal called Folklore and the Sea "a browser's delight as well as a researcher's gold mine."

From the Publisher: A superb account of the traditions and legends of the people who live by the sea; their beliefs and superstitions about boatbuilding, the weather, creatures real and legendary, the ghosts and saints and demons that surround and influence their lives.

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