The Resource A Halloween reader : poems, stories, and plays from Halloweens past, edited by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne

A Halloween reader : poems, stories, and plays from Halloweens past, edited by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne

Label
A Halloween reader : poems, stories, and plays from Halloweens past
Title
A Halloween reader
Title remainder
poems, stories, and plays from Halloweens past
Statement of responsibility
edited by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The literature of Halloween began in a time when poets, playwrights, and storytellers told tales inspired by fear of fate, the unknown, and the inexplicable--stories about dead souls and otherworldly creatures who drifted through the dark only on Halloween, when the spirit world seemed close enough to touch. This sourcebook of Halloween lore spans British, Irish, Scottish, French, Canadian, and American literature from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, from Robert Burns, W.B. Yeats, and James Joyce to Edgar Allan Poe, Edith Wharton, and H.P. Lovecraft. Each of the poems, stories, and plays in this anthology provides a link to Halloween celebrations of the past. Treasures abound, such as a rare Halloween mention in a colonial American play and a French journalist's retelling of a night spent amongst the bones of a Breton charnel house. The "Hallowoddities" section includes witch-trial testimony, journal entries, and other spooky pieces related to Halloween."--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.8/0334
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS509.H29
LC item number
H35 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bannatyne, Lesley Pratt
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Halloween
  • American literature
  • English literature
Label
A Halloween reader : poems, stories, and plays from Halloweens past, edited by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-272)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Poems -- Stories -- Plays -- Hallowoddities
Control code
ocm55948039
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781589801769
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004014559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55948039
Label
A Halloween reader : poems, stories, and plays from Halloweens past, edited by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-272)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Poems -- Stories -- Plays -- Hallowoddities
Control code
ocm55948039
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781589801769
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004014559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55948039

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