Encyclopedia of Urban Legends

Encyclopedia of Urban Legends

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WW Norton
We all know those stories that are too bizarre to be true—roasted babies, vanishing hitchhikers, scuba divers in trees—but have you heard about the ice man or the bullet baby? This comprehensive and compellingly readable reference work will answer all your urban legend questions, offering alphabetical entries on every aspect of the subject, including descriptions of hundreds of individual legends and their variations, legend themes, and scholarly approaches to the genre. Other entries discuss the relationship of urban legends to literature, film, comic books, music, and many other areas of popular culture. A Booklist Editors' Choice 2001 Reference Book. "Unlike most encyclopedias, this one may be read cover to cover."—Choice "Compiled by the foremost authority on this form of contemporary folklore....Superb."—Library Journal
The definitive word on the subject from the dean of urban legend studies.

Baker & Taylor
An alphabetical reference to urban legends includes descriptions of hundreds of legends and their variations, discussing the relationship between urban legends and popular culture while considering legend themes and scholarly approaches to the genre. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Norton Pub
The definitive word on the subject from the dean of urban legend studies.
We all know those stories that are too bizarre to be true—roasted babies, vanishing hitchhikers, scuba divers in trees—but have you heard about the ice man or the bullet baby? This comprehensive and compellingly readable reference work will answer all your urban legend questions, offering alphabetical entries on every aspect of the subject, including descriptions of hundreds of individual legends and their variations, legend themes, and scholarly approaches to the genre. Other entries discuss the relationship of urban legends to literature, film, comic books, music, and many other areas of popular culture. A Booklist Editors' Choice 2001 Reference Book. "Unlike most encyclopedias, this one may be read cover to cover."—Choice "Compiled by the foremost authority on this form of contemporary folklore....Superb."—Library Journal

Baker
& Taylor

Presents descriptions of hundreds of urban legends and their variations, themes, and scholarly approaches to the genre, including such tales as disappearing hitchhikers and hypodermic needles left in the coin slots of pay telephones.

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2001
ISBN: 9780393323580
9781576070765
157607076X
Branch Call Number: 398.2 BRU
Characteristics: xxxiv, 524 p. : ill. ; 26 cm

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