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A Dictionary of English Folklore

A Dictionary of English Folklore

by Jacqueline Simpson, Steve Roud

Editorial: Oxford University Press, UK
ISBN: 9780191578526
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 2 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2020-11-22


Containing 1,250 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 Cinderella, 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. - ;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 ...