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Tales of Kentucky Ghosts - William Lynwood Montell

Hardcover Published: 17th August 2010
ISBN: 9780813125930
Number Of Pages: 211

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A good ghost story can make your hair stand on end, your palms sweat, and your heart race. The bone-chilling collection Tales of Kentucky Ghosts presents more than 250 stories that do just that. In his new book, William Lynwood Montell has assembled an entertaining and diverse array of tales from across the commonwealth that will keep you checking under the bed every night.

The first-person accounts in this collection showcase folklore that Montell has drawn from archives, family stories, and oral traditions throughout Kentucky. The stories include that of the ghost bride of Laurel County, who appears each year on the anniversary of her wedding day; the tale of the murdered worker who haunts the Simpson County home of his killer and former employer; and the account of the lost mandolin that plays itself in a house in Graves County. These and many other chilling stories haunt the pages of Tales of Kentucky Ghosts.

In the tradition of Montell's previous Kentucky ghost books ( Ghosts across Kentucky and Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky), Tales of Kentucky Ghosts brings together a variety of terrifying narratives that not only entertain and frighten but also serve as a unique record of Kentucky's rich heritage of storytelling.

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"Montell vividly re-creates the context of storytelling in Kentucky in times past. This evocation of the rich folk history of the region is the special strength and magic his work offers to readers: the sense that their own tales, ways, and beliefs are part of a valuable legacy that deserves respect and honor. This is a matter about which Montell is passionate, and his passion shines through." -- Margaret Read MacDonald, author of Ten Traditional Tellers

ISBN: 9780813125930
ISBN-10: 0813125936
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 211
Published: 17th August 2010
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 16.1  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.48