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The choking doberman and other "new" urban legends

Author: Jan Harold Brunvand
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discusses over forty stories of improbable events told as true and embelished with local details which the author calls urban legends.
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Genre/Form: Legends
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Harold Brunvand
ISBN: 039301844X 9780393018448 0393303217 9780393303216
OCLC Number: 10045942
Description: xiv, 240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: "The choking doberman" and its ancestors --
More automobile and RV legends --
More horrors --
More dreadful contaminations --
Sex scandals --
Media sources and business legends --
Absolutely, positively, brand-new true urban legends.
Responsibility: Jan Harold Brunvand.

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"This is a fascinating book, but I still say all those stories actually happened to the mother of a friend of mine's doctor's wife." -- Roy Blount Jr.

 
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