The Resource A Halloween reader : poems, stories, and plays from Halloweens past, edited by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne

A Halloween reader : poems, stories, and plays from Halloweens past, edited by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne

Label
A Halloween reader : poems, stories, and plays from Halloweens past
Title
A Halloween reader
Title remainder
poems, stories, and plays from Halloweens past
Statement of responsibility
edited by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The literature of Halloween began in a time when poets, playwrights, and storytellers told tales inspired by fear of fate, the unknown, and the inexplicable--stories about dead souls and otherworldly creatures who drifted through the dark only on Halloween, when the spirit world seemed close enough to touch. This sourcebook of Halloween lore spans British, Irish, Scottish, French, Canadian, and American literature from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, from Robert Burns, W.B. Yeats, and James Joyce to Edgar Allan Poe, Edith Wharton, and H.P. Lovecraft. Each of the poems, stories, and plays in this anthology provides a link to Halloween celebrations of the past. Treasures abound, such as a rare Halloween mention in a colonial American play and a French journalist's retelling of a night spent amongst the bones of a Breton charnel house. The "Hallowoddities" section includes witch-trial testimony, journal entries, and other spooky pieces related to Halloween."--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.8/0334
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS509.H29
LC item number
H35 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bannatyne, Lesley Pratt
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Halloween
  • American literature
  • English literature
Target audience
adult
Label
A Halloween reader : poems, stories, and plays from Halloweens past, edited by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Popular ballad
  • St. Swithin's chair
  • Sir Walter Scott
  • The maid of Elvar
  • Allan Cunningham
  • The fire that burned so brightly
  • The Spalpeen
  • Robert Dwyer Joyce
  • All Souls' night
  • Dora Sigerson Shorter
  • Poems.
  • Halloween: A romaunt
  • Arthur Cleveland Coxe
  • To __. Ulalume: A ballad
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • The vain spell
  • Edith Nesbit
  • A ballad of Halloween
  • Theodosia Garrison
  • Superstition
  • The wood water
  • Montgomeries answere to Polwart
  • Madison J. Cawein
  • The one forgotten
  • Dora Sigerson Shorter
  • Hallowe'en
  • Madison J. Cawein
  • All Souls
  • Edith Wharton
  • Hallow-e'en, 1914
  • W.M. Letts
  • All Souls' Eve
  • Alexander Montgomerie
  • Darl Macleod Boyle
  • Hallowe'en in a suburb
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • The ferry house: A Scottish tale of Halloween
  • John Galt
  • The black preacher: A Breton legend
  • James Russell Lowell
  • The Eve of All-Saints
  • The jack-o'-lantern
  • Madison J. Cawein
  • A Halloween chant: The midnight flitting of the corpse and Tomás MacGahan
  • The ghost
  • Vicomte de Parny
  • Hallowe'en
  • Joel Benton
  • The charms
  • Emma A. Opper
  • Hallowe'en
  • John Kendrick Bangs
  • The owlet
  • Madison J. Cawein
  • translated by Joan Keefe
  • De ole moon knows
  • When the woodchuck chuckles
  • Lettie C. VanDerveer
  • Halloween
  • Robert Burns
  • Tam Lin
  • W.B. Yeats
  • The Feast of Samhain
  • James Stephens
  • The fiend's field: A legend of the Wrekin
  • Anonymous
  • Reality or delusion?
  • Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Ken's mystery
  • Julian Hawthorne
  • The face in the glass: A Hallowe'en sketch
  • Stories.
  • Letitia Virginia Douglas
  • Man-size in marble
  • Edith Nesbit
  • A Hallowe'en party
  • Carline Ticknor
  • Clay
  • James Joyce
  • Black stairs on fire
  • Patrick Kennedy
  • The child that went with the fairies
  • Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • All Souls' Eve in Lower Brittany
  • Anatole le Braz
  • Red Hanrahan
  • Griffith Wilde
  • The immortal hour
  • William Sharp
  • Plays.
  • The disappointment: or The forces of credulity
  • Andrew Barton
  • All-Hallow-Eve
  • James Hogg
  • Balder
  • Sydney Dobell
  • By Cupid's trick: A parlor drama for All Hallowe'en
  • Hugh Miller
  • Journal entry by Victoria, Queen of Great Britain
  • Queen Victoria
  • Jack o lantern lights
  • Harold J. Moss
  • On preparing a corpse in Ireland
  • Jeremiah Curtin
  • The death singers
  • Anatole le Braz
  • Gruesome Halloween joke
  • Hallowoddities.
  • Five women lost in swamp
  • New York Times
  • The witches' Hallowmass ride
  • J. Maxwell Wood
  • The method of making a magic staff
  • Albertus Parvus Lucius
  • Dittay against Christen Michell
  • Trial testimony
  • Account from the Church of St. Malvay in the Lewis Isles, Scotland
  • Martin Martin
  • Cabbage thumping
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9781589801769
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004014559
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • in011939194
  • (OCoLC)ocm55948039
  • (DLC)573239
  • (DLC)573239
Label
A Halloween reader : poems, stories, and plays from Halloweens past, edited by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Popular ballad
  • St. Swithin's chair
  • Sir Walter Scott
  • The maid of Elvar
  • Allan Cunningham
  • The fire that burned so brightly
  • The Spalpeen
  • Robert Dwyer Joyce
  • All Souls' night
  • Dora Sigerson Shorter
  • Poems.
  • Halloween: A romaunt
  • Arthur Cleveland Coxe
  • To __. Ulalume: A ballad
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • The vain spell
  • Edith Nesbit
  • A ballad of Halloween
  • Theodosia Garrison
  • Superstition
  • The wood water
  • Montgomeries answere to Polwart
  • Madison J. Cawein
  • The one forgotten
  • Dora Sigerson Shorter
  • Hallowe'en
  • Madison J. Cawein
  • All Souls
  • Edith Wharton
  • Hallow-e'en, 1914
  • W.M. Letts
  • All Souls' Eve
  • Alexander Montgomerie
  • Darl Macleod Boyle
  • Hallowe'en in a suburb
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • The ferry house: A Scottish tale of Halloween
  • John Galt
  • The black preacher: A Breton legend
  • James Russell Lowell
  • The Eve of All-Saints
  • The jack-o'-lantern
  • Madison J. Cawein
  • A Halloween chant: The midnight flitting of the corpse and Tomás MacGahan
  • The ghost
  • Vicomte de Parny
  • Hallowe'en
  • Joel Benton
  • The charms
  • Emma A. Opper
  • Hallowe'en
  • John Kendrick Bangs
  • The owlet
  • Madison J. Cawein
  • translated by Joan Keefe
  • De ole moon knows
  • When the woodchuck chuckles
  • Lettie C. VanDerveer
  • Halloween
  • Robert Burns
  • Tam Lin
  • W.B. Yeats
  • The Feast of Samhain
  • James Stephens
  • The fiend's field: A legend of the Wrekin
  • Anonymous
  • Reality or delusion?
  • Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Ken's mystery
  • Julian Hawthorne
  • The face in the glass: A Hallowe'en sketch
  • Stories.
  • Letitia Virginia Douglas
  • Man-size in marble
  • Edith Nesbit
  • A Hallowe'en party
  • Carline Ticknor
  • Clay
  • James Joyce
  • Black stairs on fire
  • Patrick Kennedy
  • The child that went with the fairies
  • Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • All Souls' Eve in Lower Brittany
  • Anatole le Braz
  • Red Hanrahan
  • Griffith Wilde
  • The immortal hour
  • William Sharp
  • Plays.
  • The disappointment: or The forces of credulity
  • Andrew Barton
  • All-Hallow-Eve
  • James Hogg
  • Balder
  • Sydney Dobell
  • By Cupid's trick: A parlor drama for All Hallowe'en
  • Hugh Miller
  • Journal entry by Victoria, Queen of Great Britain
  • Queen Victoria
  • Jack o lantern lights
  • Harold J. Moss
  • On preparing a corpse in Ireland
  • Jeremiah Curtin
  • The death singers
  • Anatole le Braz
  • Gruesome Halloween joke
  • Hallowoddities.
  • Five women lost in swamp
  • New York Times
  • The witches' Hallowmass ride
  • J. Maxwell Wood
  • The method of making a magic staff
  • Albertus Parvus Lucius
  • Dittay against Christen Michell
  • Trial testimony
  • Account from the Church of St. Malvay in the Lewis Isles, Scotland
  • Martin Martin
  • Cabbage thumping
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9781589801769
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004014559
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • in011939194
  • (OCoLC)ocm55948039
  • (DLC)573239
  • (DLC)573239

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