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The Study of American Folklore: An Introduction (4th Edition) Hardcover – January 17, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-0393972238 ISBN-10: 0393972232 Edition: Fourth Edition
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About the Author

Jan Harold Brunvand lives in Salt Lake City, where he is professor emeritus at the University of Utah. He is the author of numerous books, including The Vanishing Hitchhiker; The Choking Doberman; The Baby Train; Too Good to Be True; and Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 640 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Fourth Edition edition (January 17, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393972232
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393972238
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.5 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #263,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 11, 1999
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that this was actually a good book. My professor made us purchase this for a foklore class. He told us that it was not all that exciting, but I beg to differ. I found this to be an excellent leisure reading book as well as an excellent textbook for class. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in folklore.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By shayes on February 1, 2012
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Had to order this book for my Folklore & Folklife class I am taking. Gives a very good overview on "folklore", and is definitely an easy read for everyone. It is a textbook, so it's not the most interesting thing in the world but is still very helpful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Istariel on January 27, 2014
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Required by a folklore class, this was a fairly entertaining read, making the class as a whole much more lively, but as a basic read, it won't be needed by anyone save a folklore student.
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By chrystal segers on October 3, 2013
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great way to save money instead of purchasing through the school's bookstore. will definitely use this venue again. good value for my dollar.
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The book has very good information explaining folklore, legends, myths, etc. My class at IU is using it for a text.
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