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Jan Harold Brunvand (born Cadillac, Michigan March 23, 1933) is a professor emeritus of the University of Utah, best known for spreading the concept of the urban legend, a form of modern folklore. Before his work, folk tales were associated in the popular mind with ancient times or rural cultures; Brunvand has taken concepts developed in the academic study of traditional folktales and applied them to stories circulating in the modern world.

Brunvand is the author of several well-known books on the topic of urban legends, starting with The Vanishing Hitchhiker in 1981. This book brought urban legends to popular attention in the United States. Follow-up works include The Choking Doberman (1984), The Mexican Pet (1988), Curses! Broiled Again! (1990), The Baby Train (1993), The Encyclopedia of Urban Legends (2001), and others. He also edited the one-volume American Folklore: An Encyclopedia (1996), as well as several textbooks.

Born in Cadillac, Michigan, Brunvand received a Ph.D. in folklore from Indiana University in 1961. He taught at several U.S. universities before joining the University of Utah in 1966. He retired in 1996, but gave the keynote address at the 2003 meeting of the Missouri Folklore Society, of which he is a longtime member.

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Total Books: 41
Too Good To Be True The Colossal Book of Urban Legends
2014 - Too Good to Be True the Colossal Book of Urban Legends [Revised and with a new chapter] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780393347159
ISBN-10: 039334715X
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Encyclopedia of Urban Legends Updated and Expanded Edition
2012 - Encyclopedia of Urban Legends Updated and Expanded Edition [2 volumes] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781598847208
ISBN-10: 1598847201
Genres: Reference, Politics & Social Sciences
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Encyclopedia of Urban Legends
2008 - Encyclopedia of Urban Legends (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781435297401
ISBN-10: 1435297407
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Tened miedo mucho miedo / Feel Afraid very Afraid
2006 - Tened Miedo Mucho Miedo / Feel Afraid Very Afraid [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788483460931
ISBN-10: 8483460939
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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El fabuloso libro de las leyendas urbanas/ The Colossal Book of the Urban Legends Demasiado Bueno Para Ser Cierto/ Too Good to Be True
Be Afraid Be Very Afraid The Book of Scary Urban Legends
2004 - Be Afraid Be Very Afraid the Book of Scary Urban Legends (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780393326130
ISBN-10: 0393326136
Genres: Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 19

Fabuloso Libro De Las Leyendas Urbanas/The Colosal Book of Urban Legends Demasiado Bueno Para Ser Cierto/ Too Good to Be True
The Choking Doberman And Other Urban Legends
Curses Broiled Again The Hottest Urban Legends
2003 - Curses Broiled Again the Hottest Urban Legends (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780760736081
ISBN-10: 0760736081
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 2.6/5 Stars.
 6

El Fabuloso Libro De Las Leyendas Urbanas
2002 - El Fabuloso Libro De Las Leyendas Urbanas [Trayectos - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788484281665
ISBN-10: 8484281663
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Truth Never Stands in the Way of a Good Story
2001 - The Truth Never Stands in the Way of a Good Story (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780252070044
ISBN-10: 0252070046
Genre: Nonfiction
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Too Good to Be True The Colossal Book of Urban Legends
2000 - Too Good to Be True the Colossal Book of Urban Legends (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393047349
ISBN-10: 0393047342
Genres: Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 10

The Study of American Folklore An Introduction
1998 - The Study of American Folklore an Introduction (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393972238
ISBN-10: 0393972232
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

The Big Book of Urban Legends
1995 - The Big Book of Urban Legends (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781563891656
ISBN-10: 1563891654
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 4

The Baby Train and Other Lusty Urban Legends
1994 - The Baby Train and Other Lusty Urban Legends (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393312089
ISBN-10: 0393312089
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 5

The Baby Train And Other Lusty Urban Legends
1993 - The Baby Train and Other Lusty Urban Legends (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780393034387
ISBN-10: 0393034380
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 3

Curses Broiled Again The Hottest Urban Legends Going
1991 - Curses Broiled Again the Hottest Urban Legends Going (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517071786
ISBN-10: 0517071789
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

Curses Broiled Again The Hottest Urban Legends Going
1990 - Curses Broiled Again the Hottest Urban Legends Going (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393307115
ISBN-10: 0393307115
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 16

Curses Broiled Again The Hottest Urban Legends Going
1989 - Curses Broiled Again the Hottest Urban Legends Going (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393027105
ISBN-10: 0393027104
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 6

The Vanishing Hitchhiker American Urban Legends and Their Meanings
1989 - The Vanishing Hitchhiker American Urban Legends and Their Meanings (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780393951691
ISBN-10: 0393951693
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 12

The Mexican Pet More 'New' Urban Legends and Some Old Favorites
A Guide for Collectors of Folklore in Utah [University of Utah publications in the American West, v. 7] (Paperback)