Folklore and the Sea
Horace Beck, a former professor of American Literature at Middlebury College, has been gathering the sea's folklore for 70 years in Europe, North America, and the West Indies. This collection of legends, songs, superstitions, and stories, both true and apocryphal includes spectral ships, mermaids and mermen, pirates, sea language, sea monsters, navigation and weather lore, names on sea and shore, and much more. Library Journal called Folklore and the Sea "a browser's delight as well as a researcher's gold mine."
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Review: Folklore and the Sea (Maritime)User Review - Alicia Wright - Goodreads
This book is a must for anyone interested in folklore, be it of the sea or not. It was fascinating throughout. Even the most mundane-sounding chapter was full of wonderful stories. I enjoyed it the ... Read full review
Review: Folklore and the Sea (Maritime)User Review - Susan - Goodreads
Massive. Even jumping around from chapter to chapter, this will take forever to slog through. Fabulous. I love good research. Read full review