Professor Halpert was one of the leading American folklorists of his generation, specializing in traditional narrative, song, and drama. He held senior university posts in the USA before founding and directing the Department of Folklore at the Memorial University of Newfoundland.2010 0-7734-1323-5
This annotated collection presents a unique corpus of over 400 traditional tales, collected by North America’s most distinguished scholar of Folk Studies. It includes anecdotes, historical and aetiological tales, legends (including the tales of the Jersey Devil), and tall tales. This book contains thirteen black and white photographs.