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The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends and Their Meanings
The Vanishing Hitchhiker American Urban Legends and Their Meanings
Author: Jan Harold Brunvand
The book that launched America's urban legend obsession! 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.
ISBN-13: 9780393951691
ISBN-10: 0393951693
Publication Date: 2/1989
Pages: 224
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Publisher: W. W. Norton Company
Book Type: Paperback
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The noted folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand has written the first book about one of the most common forms of contemporary folklore.....the urban lengend. All of the major legends are fully discussed....some include....The Hook, The Boyfriend's Death and The Solid Cement Cadillac.
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One of the fascinating series by Brunvand describing and dissecting common urban legends.
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Very interesting! Many urban legends I had heard, others that I had not.
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