A Halloween Reader: Poems, Stories, and Plays from Halloween Past (Google eBook)

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Pelican Publishing
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User Review  - GLMW - LibraryThing

This is a well researched collection of Halloween stories, poems and plays. This book evokes a sense of what Halloween was like in the past when the dead were closer and your future more mysteriously glimpsed. Read Bennatyne's introduction to understand why these themes were so prevalent! Read full review

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User Review  - Vlambert - LibraryThing

Welcome: The First Circle of Hell Virgil greets us at the gates of the underworld, beneath a sign that reads "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here," the famous line from Canto III of Dante's Inferno ... Read full review

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Contents

Illustrations
11
Acknowledgments
13
Introduction
15
Montgomeries Answere to Polwart
29
A Halloween Chant The Midnight Flitting of the Corpse and Tomas MacGahan
31
Halloween
34
Tarn Lin
43
St Swithins Chair
49
De Ole Moon Knows
98
When the Woodchuck Chuckles
99
The Storytellers Art
103
The Child That Went With the Fairies
105
All Souls Eve in Lower Brittany
113
Red Hanrahan
122
The Feast of Samhain
129
The Fiends Field A Legend of the Wrekin
136

The Maid of Elvar
50
The Fire That Burned So Brightly
52
The Spalpeen
53
All SoulsNight
55
Halloween A Romaunt
57
A Ballad 1847 Edgar Allan Poe
58
The Vain Spell
61
A Ballad of Halloween
63
Superstition
64
The Wood Water
65
The One Forgotten
66
Halloween
68
All Souls
69
Halloweeen
71
All SoulsEve
72
Halloween in a Suburb
73
It Happened One Halloween
74
James Russell Lowell
81
The Eve of AllSaints
84
The JackoLantern
87
The Ghost
90
Halloween 1895
92
The Charms
93
Halloween
94
The Owlet
96
Reality or Delusion?
148
Kens Mystery
162
The Face in the Glass A Halloween Sketch
180
ManSize in Marble
189
A Halloween Party
200
Clay
206
or The Forces of Credulity
213
AllHallowEve
217
Balder
225
By Cupids Trick A Parlor Drama for All Halloween
226
The Immortal Hour
231
The Method of Making a Magic Staff
237
Dittay Indictment Against Christen Michell
238
Account from the Church of St Malvay in the Lewis Isles Scotland
239
Cabbage Thumping
240
Journal Entry by Victoria Queen of Great Britain
241
Jack o Lantern Lights
242
On Preparing a Corpse in Ireland
243
The Death Singers
244
Gruesome Halloween Joke Tombstones from a Dealers Yard Scare a Patchogue Household
245
Five Women Lost in Swamp Without Food or Sleep They Wandered About ThirtySix Hours
246
The Witches Hallowmass Ride
247
Notes
249
Bibliography
261
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