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Legends and Tales of the American West (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library)

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From Davy Crockett, Wild Bill Hickok, and Calamity Jane to Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and Frank and Jesse James, this volume offers a wonderfully boisterous treasury of tall tales and fanciful yarns. Line drawings.

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From Davy Crockett, Wild Bill Hickok, and Calamity Jane to Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and Frank and Jesse James, here are more than 130 colorful stories of the pioneers, cowboys, outlaws, gamblers, prospectors, and lawmen who settled the wild west, creating a uniquely American hero and an enduringly fascinating folk mythology.

In this wonderfully boisterous treasury of tall tales, everyone and everything is larger than life and bragging is elevated into an art form.  Many of these stories are of real people and real events; more than a few, however, grew taller and funnier as they made their rounds from wagon train to campfire to rodeo to miners' quarters.  But even if it is far from established that Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett were able to kill three men with one bullet or subdue ferocious grizzly bears with their fists, they come vividly to life here as beloved characters who have become part of the fabric of the American imagination.

Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375702662
Editor:
Erdoes, Richard
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Editor:
Erdoes, Richard
Author:
Erdoes, Richard
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Westerns - Anthologies
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Folklore.
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Foklkore.
Subject:
Legends -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Tales -- West(U.S.)
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Westerns - General
Subject:
Folklore -- Fiction.
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
B, &, W DRAWINGS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.22x6.26x1.03 in. 1.46 lbs.

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