Paperback / softback
January 30, 1966
9780813101361
English
208
8.50 Inches (US)
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.55 Pounds (US)
$19.95 USD
v2.1 Reference
Electronic book text
January 30, 1966
9780813138053
English
208
8.50 Inches (US)
5.50 Inches (US)
$19.95 USD, £12.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference

The Telltale Lilac Bush and Other West Virginia Ghost Tales

" West Virginia boasts an unusually rich heritage of ghost tales. Originally West Virginians told these hundred stories not for idle amusement but to report supernatural experiences that defied ordinary human explanation. From jealous rivals and ghostly children to murdered kinsmen and omens of death, these tales reflect the inner lives—the hopes, beliefs, and fears—of a people. Like all folklore, these tales reveal much of the history of the region: its isolation and violence, the passions and bloodshed of the Civil War era, the hardships of miners and railroad laborers, and the lingering vitality of Old World traditions.

Reviews

"The variety of subjects in her book is vast. Half the enjoyment comes from searching through the pages, discovering one new ghost after another. It's all good hunting and good haunting."—Rocky Mountain News

9780813101361 : the-telltale-lilac-bush-and-other-west-virginia-ghost-tales-musick
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$19.95 USD
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