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The Vanishing Hitchhiker : American Urban Legends and Their Meanings - Jan Harold Brunvand

The Vanishing Hitchhiker

American Urban Legends and Their Meanings

Paperback Published: 1st February 1989
ISBN: 9780393951691
Number Of Pages: 224

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The Vanishing Hitchhiker was Professor Brunvand's first popular book on urban legends, and it remains a classic. The culmination of twenty years of collection and research, this book is a must-have for urban legend lovers.

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"A uniquely entertaining book, edifying scholarship, diverting social history." -- Elaine Kendall - Los Angeles Times Book Review

Prefacep. xi
New Legends for Oldp. 1
Notesp. 16
The Classic Automobile Legendsp. 19
Notesp. 40
The Hook" and Other Teenage Horrorsp. 47
Notesp. 69
Dreadful Contaminationsp. 75
Notesp. 98
Purloined Corpses and Fear of the Deadp. 103
Notesp. 122
Dalliance, Nudity, and Nightmaresp. 125
Notesp. 149
Business Ripoffs: Two Favorite Media Legendsp. 153
Notesp. 171
Urban Legends in the Makingp. 175
Notesp. 184
Afterwordp. 187
Glossary of Terms in Urban Legend Studyp. 193
Appendix: Collecting and Studying Urban Legendsp. 197
Indexp. 203
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ISBN: 9780393951691
ISBN-10: 0393951693
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st February 1989
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1

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