Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods

With a Few Desert and Mountain Beasts

Author: William Thomas Cox

Publisher: Andesite Press


Category: History

Page: 58

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Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods

Author: William T Cox

Publisher: Antiquarius



Page: 48

View: 904

A fun fantasy "field guide", Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods, With a Few Desert and Mountain Beasts was published in 1910, complete with lovely illustrations and Latin classifications. As in the tradition of all tall tales and folklore from the US and Canada, its stories are somewhat embellished and elaborated upon. Cox himself was a career writer of mystery novels, westerns, and short stories for the paperback and pulp fiction markets that were so popular during his prime. He was in the process of writing his 81st novel when he passed away in 1988 at the age of 87.

Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods

20 Chilling Tales from the Wilderness

Author: Hal Johnson

Publisher: Workman Publishing


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 798

Meet the snoligoster, who feeds on the shadows of its victims. The whirling whimpus, who once laid low an entire Boy Scout troop. And the hoop snake, who can chase prey at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour and then, with one sting of its venomous tail, cause it to turn purple, swell up, and—alas—die. These and 17 other fearsome creatures are among the most fantastical beasts in American folklore. Their stories, as narrated by one of the last surviving cryptozoologists, are best enjoyed while sitting around a campfire. If you dare.

American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of American Folklore (3 Volumes)

Author: Christopher R. Fee

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Social Science

Page: 1160

View: 894

A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research

Southern Folklore Quarterly

Author: University of Florida



Category: Folk-lore


View: 955

Includes section "Book reviews."

Man and Beast in American Comic Legend

Author: Richard Mercer Dorson



Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 975

While other cultures relish tales about fairies, kappas, jinn, and other mythological beings, mainstream folk culture in the United States prefers a comic mythology of "fearsome critters." We yearn about, identify with, hunt for, depict, extol, and chuckle over these critters," explains Richard M. Dorson. "Belief and dread are not wholly absent, but in contrast to the rest of the world, we engage in hoaxes, pranks, tall tales, and tomfoolery with our legendary creatures." -book jacket

Fearsome Critters

Author: Henry Harrington Tryon



Category: Animals

Page: 68

View: 298

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Category: Forests and forestry


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The Field Guide to North American Monsters

Everything You Need to Know about Encoutnering Over 100 Terrifying Creatures in the Wild

Author: W. Haden Blackman



Category: Reference

Page: 249

View: 984

Describes the appearance, habitat, diet, and behavior of over 100 beasts drawn from mythology, urban legends, American and Canadian folklore, and sightings

The American Language

An Inquiry .... Supplement I-II

Author: Henry Louis Mencken



Category: Americanisms


View: 301

American Literary Scholarship

An Annual, 1969

Author: American Literary Scholarship

Publisher: American Literary Scholarship


Category: American literature

Page: 399

View: 926

Essayists survey the recent thought and research concerning outstanding authors, trends, and movements in American literature.