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itches, Ghosts, and Signs

Folklore of the Southern Appalachians

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itches, Ghosts, and Signs by Patrick W Gainer
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Description

Witches, Ghosts, and Signs: Folklore of the Southern Appalachians by the renowned West Virginia folklorist and former West Virginia University English professor Patrick W. Gainer not only highlights stories that both amuse and raise goosebumps, but also begins with a description of the people and culture of the state. Based on material Gainer collected from over fifty years of field research in West Virginia and the region, Witches, Ghosts, and Signs presents the rich heritage of the southern Appalachians in a way that has never been equaled. Strange and supernatural tales of ghosts, witches, hauntings, disappearances, and unexplained murders that have been passed down from generation to generation from as far back as the earliest settlers in the region are included in this collection that will send chills down the spine.

Author Biography

Patrick Ward Gainer (1904-1981) was Professor Emeritus of English at West Virginia University, USA and renowned as a collector of folklore, musician, educator, and founder of the West Virginia Folk Festival at Glenville.
Release date Australia
March 30th, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
West Virginia University Press
Pages
238
Dimensions
140x216x16
ISBN-13
9781933202204
Product ID
3779989

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