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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Tall Tales from Rogue River: The Yarns of Hathaway Jones (Northwest Reprints)

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Publisher Comments:

Hathaway Jones (1870-1937) was a master spinner of tall tales, a native Oregonian, and the son and grandson of pioneers of the Oregon Trail. He lived most of his life in the Rogue River canyon and traveled through this remote area as a contract mail carrier from 1898 until his accidental death in 1937, trekking the narrow mountain trails and bringing stories to the isolated people of the region.

This collection of his amusing and delightful tales is one of the largest ascribable to one yarn-spinner in the United States. Stephen Dow Beckham's Introduction to the collection puts Jones into historical context in the oral tradition of tall tales, tells his personal history, and identifies the informants who kept his tales alive.

Book News Annotation:

Originally published in 1974 by Indiana U. Press, this is a collection of amusing oral tales by Jones (1870-1937). The introduction by Stephen Dow Beckham places Jones in the historical context of the oral tradition of tall tales, tells his personal history, and identifies the informants who kept his tales alive.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Hathaway Jones, a legendary spinner of tall tales, lived in southern Oregon's Rogue River canyon and traveled this remote area as a contract mail carrier. This volume collects the tales of a colorful character who was proud of his reputation as the biggest liar in the country.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870715129
Compiled:
Beckham, Stephen Dow
Introduction:
Beckham, Stephen Dow
Introduction by:
Beckham, Stephen Dow
Introduction:
Beckham, Stephen Dow
Compiled by:
Beckham, Stephen Dow
Compiled:
Beckham, Stephen Dow
Author:
Beckham, Stephen Dow
Author:
Jones, Hathaway
Author:
Beckham, Stephen
Other:
Beckham, Stephen Dow
Publisher:
Oregon State University Press
Location:
Corvallis, Or. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Tales, american
Subject:
Mythology and folklore
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Oregon
Subject:
Tales -- Oregon -- Rogue River Valley (Klamath County-Curry County)
Subject:
Tales - Oregon - Ro
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Northwest Reprints (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 165.
Publication Date:
19910431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.53x5.46x.59 in. .59 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Hathaway Jones, a legendary spinner of tall tales, lived in southern Oregon's Rogue River canyon and traveled this remote area as a contract mail carrier. This volume collects the tales of a colorful character who was proud of his reputation as the biggest liar in the country.
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