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October-ganza 15: Books of New England legends

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October 15, 2014 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

Illustration of "Mik um wes", the Indian Puck from Algonquin Legends of New England

Illustration of “Mik um wes”, the Indian Puck from Algonquin Legends of New England

Thanks to the wonders of the internet, even those of us far from New England’s leafy hills have the opportunity to peruse all manner of odd books and curious
texts. Truly those with a “love of strangeness and folklore ought never to miss such a chance as this”. For today’s entry, I present several such works:

Casco Bay Yarns (starts with some fiction that may or may not be based on folk tales, but concludes with a section of folk tales)

Old Paths and Legends of New England (Part travelogue, part history, part folk tales. Lots of photos)

Old Paths and Legends of the New England Border (as above, but covering interior Massachusetts)

The Algonquin Legends of New England (a 19th century collection of Native folk tales, so caveat emptor if paternalistic racism offends)

New-England Legends (short, only covers coast from Boston to Maine)

A Book of New England Legends and Folk Lore (A mix of folklore and folkloric poetry)

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