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Title:
Folklore and the sea
Author:
Beck, Horace Palmer, 1920-2003.
Edition:
[First edition].
Publication Information:
Middletown, Conn. : Published for the Marine Historical Association, Mystic Seaport, by Wesleyan University Press, [1973]
Physical Description:
xvii, 463 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780819540621

9780819540638
Format :
Book

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Central Library GR910 .B37 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Central Library GR910 .B37 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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Summary

Summary

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."


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