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A book of superstitions.

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Published by Taplinger Pub. Co. in New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementCover design and line whimsies by Ernest Petts.
LC ClassificationsBF1775 .B74 1970b
The Physical Object
Pagination123 p.
Number of Pages123
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5755714M
ISBN 100800809351
LC Control Number71106908

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Lamont-Brown, Raymond, Book of superstitions. New York, Taplinger Pub. Co. [] (OCoLC) Superstitions: A Handbook of Folklore, Myths, and Legends from around the World is the perfect title for this book as it is a comprehensive reference about all three. I think I might have enjoyed the information about the differences between folklore, myths, and legends the best/5. out of 5 stars book of superstitions. Reviewed in the United States on Novem Verified Purchase. This is a very interesting book. Does not have all the superstitions that are out there, but lots I never heard of. I completely enjoyed reading it. It is an excellent book. Read more. 4 Reviews: Read this book on Questia. Some years ago the idea occurred to us that there was need for a work containing as complete a collection as 'possible of British superstitions presented in encyclopædic form, giving easy and quick reference to the reader.

This is a fascinating dictionary covering the wide range of folk beliefs that have survived into our own age. Each superstition is illustrated by quotations tracing its development through the centuries. Entries tell of the traditional significance of animals, colours, days, and the elements; rituals to be observed at certain seasons or when faced with natural and unnatural occurrences; cures.   "The odd superstitions touched upon were all prevalent among children and slaves in the West at the period of this story -- that is to say, thirty or forty years ago. Although my book is. Superstitions have never before been treated in such depth or on such a scale. An entertaining volume for anyone curious about the beliefs of the past, A Dictionary of Superstitions also makes a valuable contribution to the study of folklore, providing the first systematic account of beliefs that form an integral part of our social life. Containing more that two thousand supersitions of Britain ranging over the past six hundred years, and extending down to the present day,this book demonstrates that superstitions are world-wide and inherent in all peoples of the world in exactly identical forms of fear and s: 1.

  When I was compiling a list of character quirks for my Master Lists for Writers book, I threw a few superstitions in there. I think they're fascinating, so I put together a list of them to share here. I believe many of these are European superstitions. If I’ve come across the origin of. A Book of Myths Author: Jean Lang Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons Published In: New York Pgs: REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS Summary: Man stretches out his hands in the endeavour to understand. Through the human, we reach for the divine. The old peoples of earth made gods of their heroes and endowed them with virtues and vices of their worshippers/5. Provides an abbreviated survey of current beliefs and practices, which are traceable, for the most part, to primitive, and other symbolic origins and expressions. k Analyzes superstitions concerning birds, bees, human hair, snakes, marriage, pregnancy, food, dreams, disease, water and drowning, and numbers. Superstitious is a horror novel by author R.L. was the first adult novel by Stine, most famous for writing children's fiction such as the Goosebumps series. This book deals with Sara Morgan, who falls in love with Liam O’Connor.