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Encyclopedia of Urban Legends, 2nd Edition [2 volumes]

Written By: Jan Harold Brunvand
  • ID Book : 159884721X
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Number of Pages : 782
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reads : 111
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
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This revised edition of the original reference standard for urban legends provides an updated anthology of common myths and stories, and presents expanded coverage of international legends and tales shared and popularized online. • Approximately 300 individual entries for specific urban legends • An introduction provides a brief history of urban legend research • A selected bibliography and reference citations

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