A dictionary of English folklore

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Are there any legends about cats? Is Cinderella an English story? What is (or was) a Mumming Play? The subject of folklore covers an extremely wide field, with connections to virtually every aspect of life. It ranges from the bizarre to the seemingly mundane. Similarly, folklore is as much afeature of the modern technological age as the ancient world, of every part of the country, both urban and rural, and of every age group and occupation.Containing 1,250 entries, from dragons to Mother Goose, May Day to Michaelmas, this new reference work is an absorbing and entertaining guide to English folklore. Aimed at a broad general readership, the dictionary provides an authoritative reference source on such legendary characters as TheSandman, Jack the Giant Killer, and Robin Hood, and gives entertaining and informative explanations of a wide range of subjects in folklore, from nosebleeds and wishbones to cats and hot cross buns.
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subject_facet Databases, Dictionaries, Electronic books, Electronic reference sources, England, England -- Social life and customs -- Dictionaries, Folklore, Folklore -- Angleterre -- Dictionnaires anglais, Folklore -- England -- Dictionaries, Manners and customs, SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology, Volkscultuur
title_display A dictionary of English folklore
title_full A dictionary of English folklore / Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud, A dictionary of English folklore [electronic resource] / Jacqueline Simpson & Steve Roud, A dictionary of English folklore [electronic resource] / Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud
title_short A dictionary of English folklore
topic_facet Folklore, Folklore & Mythology, Manners and customs, SOCIAL SCIENCE, Social life and customs, Volkscultuur