A Hallowe'en Anthology: Literary and Historical Writings Over the Centuries
McFarland & Company, Jan 1, 2008 - Literary Collections - 208 pages
This unique anthology gathers together some of the most intriguing and useful works on the history of Halloween. Ranging from pre??????Christian Celtic myths to early 20th century articles, the book's 27 entries include poems, short stories, sections from 19th and 20th century folklore books, a one-act play, Irish and Scottish folk tales, and the first book on the holiday ever published. Noted works contained in the anthology include William Wells Newell's 1904 study of the history of Jack-o'-lantern legends in "The Ignis Fatuus" and Alexander Montgomerie's oft-quoted 1584 poem "Flyting Against Polwart." Organized chronologically, most works are presented in their entirety and many include extensive annotations designed to make the original source materials more meaningful for modern readers. The book also includes 34 vintage photographs and illustrations.
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Tamlane 1548 adapted by Sir Walter Scott
Flyting Against Polwart Alexander Montgomerie 1584
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Aillen Allhallows apples Balmoral Castle bobbing for apples bonfires boys Brittany burn cake called candle Caoilte Carterhaugh celebration Celtic Celts ceremony Cruachan custom dance dark dead death Debble Devil dish divination door DOROTHY Elsie Elsie's eyes face fairies Fairlee fate father feast festival Finn fire flame Folk-lore fortune-telling friends future husband ghost girl guests Guleesh Hallowe'en Party Halloween Hallowmas hand happy head heard heart horse ignis fatuus Ireland Jack jack-o'-lantern Janet Johnny KATHERINE king laughed legend light looked LOUISE lowe'en Lulu Madame mamma Manx marriage marry Miss Fairlee mouth Nelly never night November nuts person priest Ralph Morgan ring round Samhain Scotland Scottish sheehogue Sidhe souls Souls Day spirits stalk story Teamhair tell thee turn VIRGINIA wife wish witches wonder young lady