English Folklore

Type: Books

A.R Wrights "English Folklore" is a broad overview of a subject which was burgeoning in the early 20th century- namely, folklore studies. While anthropological and historical studies of folk narratives existed long before, the study of folklore (in the sense of the vulgar, or common myths and legends) was not really fully fleshed out until later.

Here we see ghost stories, folkish superstitions, tales about luck and romance, and a very interesting few passages which record the change or use of older folk legends in the period just after the first World War, notably involving ghost lights and sunken U boats.