♥ Book Title : The Telltale Lilac Bush and Other West Virginia Ghost Tales
☯ Full Synopsis : "" 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."Article| Ruth Musick| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : The Telltale Lilac Bush
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Ruth Ann Musick| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Haunted West Virginia
☯ Full Synopsis : "Thrilling stories of supernatural spirits, ghosts, and phantoms in West Virginia."Article| Patty A. Wilson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Green Hills of Magic
☯ Full Synopsis : "In the early years of this century, miners from nearly every country in Europe and Asia Minor migrated to West Virginia to seek employment in its great collieries. With them they brought many folktales and legends of then homelands. Ruth Ann Musick has collected some of the best and most representative of these stories -- never before published in book form -- in The Green Hills of Magic. In many instances, these tales were first related in family circles in the native languages of the tellers, later to be translated by their younger English-speaking descendants. Entertaining in themselves, the stories are also excellent examples of the diverse folk beliefs and cultural patterns of the national and ethnic immigrant groups. The tales are attractively illustrated with more than twenty black-and-white drawings."Article| Ruth Ann Musick| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Monsters of West Virginia
☯ Full Synopsis : "Find out about the bizarre creatures that live in West Virginia."Article| Rosemary Ellen Guiley| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Ghosts Along the Cumberland
☯ Full Synopsis : "A fascinating collection of ghost stories, tales of the supernatural, death beliefs and death sayings that remain as a vestige of the part in south central Kentucky's "Pennyrile" region. "This unique and extremely valuable book adds considerably to the area of folklore studies in the United States. The material which Montell obtained in his field work is superb." --Don Yoder. "This book is to be recommended to both folklorists and those non-folklorists who read folklore for enjoyment alone. It makes an important contribution to the study of deathlore and, it is to be hoped, will draw added attention to this multi-generic subject area." --David J. Hufford, Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin. "Professor Montell's book can well be viewed as a standard of excellence: a direct, articulate and cataloged approach for future study and implementation in the fields of folklore and oral history." --Joan Perkal, Oral History Association Newsletter. "The book gives fascinating accounts of death beliefs, death omens, folk beliefs associated with the dead, and in the major section, ghosts narratives. A fine combination of scholarship and chilling narration to be relished by firelight in an old deserted house in the hills." --Book Forum. "Professor Montell has arranged beliefs and experiences about death of a particular group of people in such a way that a whole new aspect of the people's lives comes to focus." --Loyal Jones, The Filson Club HIstory Quarterly."Article| William Lynwood Montell| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Affrilachian Tales
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Lyn Ford| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Fireside Folklore of West Virginia
☯ Full Synopsis : "Fireside Folklore of West Virginia Volume III features 24 chapters of ghost stories, both old and new, folklore, haunted locations and Appalachian strangeness. Visit the Braxton County Green Monster, hear about the murders in Quiet Dell and learn of the ghosts that haunt the old West Virginia Penitentiary till this very day. Venture into the old asylum, Cabin 13 and Booger Hole, yes, there is such a place! Sherri Brake brings these locations out of the dark and into the light with this volume of dark history. Travel around the state and sample the spirits with her!"Article| Sherri Brake| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Big Book of West Virginia Ghost Stories
☯ Full Synopsis : "More than 100 of the best, most thrilling accounts of hauntings from the Mountain State from one of the nation's leading experts, including... • Headless ghosts and wandering soldiers at Droop Mountain • The Weeping Woman tombstone at Riverview Cemetery in Parkersburg • John Brown's restless spirit in Harpers Ferry and Charles Town • The violent ghosts at the Western State Penitentiary in Moundsville • Hauntings of the murdered Mamie Thurman • Tortured spirits of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston"Article| Rosemary Ellen Guiley| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Getting started with Spring Framework
☯ Full Synopsis : "Getting started with Spring Framework is a hands-on guide to begin developing applications using Spring Framework. This book is meant for Java developers with little or no knowledge of Spring Framework. All the examples shown in this book use Spring 3.2. Chapter 1 - Spring Framework basics Chapter 2 - Configuring beans Chapter 3 - Dependency injection Chapter 4 - Customizing beans and bean definitions Chapter 5 - Annotation-driven development with Spring Chapter 6 - Database interaction using Spring Chapter 7 - Messaging, emailing, asynchronous method execution, and caching using Spring Chapter 8 - Aspect-oriented programming"Article| Ashish Sarin, J Sharma| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : ULYSSES (Modern Classics Series)
☯ Full Synopsis : "This carefully crafted ebook: “ULYSSES (Modern Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Ulysses is a modernist novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It is considered to be one of the most important works of modernist literature, and has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement". Ulysses chronicles the peripatetic appointments and encounters of Leopold Bloom in Dublin in the course of an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Ulysses is the Latinised name of Odysseus, the hero of Homer's epic poem Odyssey, and the novel establishes a series of parallels between its characters and events and those of the poem (the correspondence of Leopold Bloom to Odysseus, Molly Bloom to Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus to Telemachus). Joyce divided Ulysses into 18 chapters or "episodes". At first glance much of the book may appear unstructured and chaotic; Joyce once said that he had "put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant", which would earn the novel "immortality". James Joyce (1882-1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses, the short-story collection Dubliners, and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegans Wake."Article| James Joyce| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Haunting Experiences
☯ Full Synopsis : "Ghosts and other supernatural phenomena are widely represented throughout modern culture. They can be found in any number of entertainment, commercial, and other contexts, but popular media or commodified representations of ghosts can be quite different from the beliefs people hold about them, based on tradition or direct experience. Personal belief and cultural tradition on the one hand, and popular and commercial representation on the other, nevertheless continually feed each other. They frequently share space in how people think about the supernatural. In Haunting Experiences, three well-known folklorists seek to broaden the discussion of ghost lore by examining it from a variety of angles in various modern contexts. Diane E. Goldstein, Sylvia Ann Grider, and Jeannie Banks Thomas take ghosts seriously, as they draw on contemporary scholarship that emphasizes both the basis of belief in experience (rather than mere fantasy) and the usefulness of ghost stories. They look closely at the narrative role of such lore in matters such as socialization and gender. And they unravel the complex mix of mass media, commodification, and popular culture that today puts old spirits into new contexts."Article| Diane Goldstein, Sylvia Grider, Jeannie Banks Thomas| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Witches, Ghosts, and Signs
☯ Full Synopsis : "Witches, Ghosts, and Signs: Folklore of the Southern Appalachians by the renowned West Virginia folklorist and former West Virginia University English professor Patrick W. Gainer not only highlights stories that both amuse and raise goosebumps, but also begins with a description of the people and culture of the state. Based on material Gainer collected from over fifty years of field research in West Virginia and the region, Witches, Ghosts, and Signs presents the rich heritage of the southern Appalachians in a way that has never been equaled. Strange and supernatural tales of ghosts, witches, hauntings, disappearances, and unexplained murders that have been passed down from generation to generation from as far back as the earliest settlers in the region are included in this collection that will send chills down the spine."Article| Patrick W. Gainer| Statement ..."