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Handbook Of Folklore
 
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Charlotte Sophia Burne
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Handbook Of Folklore (Senate Handbook)

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1914. A compendium of folkloric beliefs and tales from around the world. The "learning of the people." Contents: What folklore is; How to collect and record folklore; Belief and practice: earth and sky, vegetable world, animal world, human beings, things made by man, the soul and another life, superhuman beings; Omens and divination; The magic art; Disease and leech craft; ...more
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MisterFweem
May 13, 2010 MisterFweem rated it really liked it
I think if I were Welsh, this book might offend me -- because Charlotte Burne constantly refers to the Welsh as she writes about "lower races" and the cutesy little bits of folklore they follow.

But no matter. Though written in 1911 -- I have to remind myself of this; it's from a different era -- the book is a deeply satisfying guide to human folklore, and a must-read for people who want to create their own folklore as they write stories, novels and such. Every writer should have a copy of this b
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