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The Telltale Lilac Bush and Other West Virginia Ghost Tales

by Ruth Ann Musick

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" West Virginia boasts an unusually rich heritage of ghost tales. Originally West Virginians told these hundred stories not for idle amusement but to report supernatural experiences that defied ordinary human explanation. From jealous rivals and ghostly children to murdered kinsmen and omens of death, these tales reflect the inner lives — the hopes, beliefs, and fears — of a people. Like all folklore, these tales reveal much of the history of the region: its isolation and violence, the passions and bloodshed of the Civil War era, the hardships of miners and railroad laborers, and the lingering vitality of Old World traditions.


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Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky

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  • Release date: June 29, 2012

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New Age Nonfiction

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" West Virginia boasts an unusually rich heritage of ghost tales. Originally West Virginians told these hundred stories not for idle amusement but to report supernatural experiences that defied ordinary human explanation. From jealous rivals and ghostly children to murdered kinsmen and omens of death, these tales reflect the inner lives — the hopes, beliefs, and fears — of a people. Like all folklore, these tales reveal much of the history of the region: its isolation and violence, the passions and bloodshed of the Civil War era, the hardships of miners and railroad laborers, and the lingering vitality of Old World traditions.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    The University Press of Kentucky

    Kindle Book
    Release date: June 29, 2012

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780813138053
    Release date: June 29, 2012

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780813138053
    File size: 1315 KB
    Release date: June 29, 2012

    Open EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780813138053
    File size: 1314 KB
    Release date: June 29, 2012

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9780813128276
    File size: 5736 KB
    Release date: June 29, 2012

    Open PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9780813128276
    File size: 5736 KB
    Release date: June 29, 2012

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