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London Lore: The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City

London Lore: The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City


作者  /  Steve Roud

出版社 / ARROW

出版日期 / 2010/06/01

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$550

售價 / 79折, NT$ 435

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London is a city with almost as many ancient legends and deep-rooted customs as it has streets and landmarks, and here a leading folklorist brings together an astonishingly rich selection of them—tales of ghosts and witches; stories about fabled events, heroes, and villains; and accounts of local supersitions and beliefs. Beyond simply retelling these stories it also delves through layers of hearsay and speculation to investigate how and why they arose. In the process, it shows how the story of Dick Whittington and his cat has connections with the ancient Middle East, explains why lions rather than ravens at the Tower of London were once felt to be inextricably bound up with the city’s fate, and pinpoints precisely where the story of Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street, was first recorded. Exploring everything from local superstitions, to ghost stories, to annual customs, this is an enchanting guide to the ancient legends and deep-rooted beliefs that can be found the length and breadth of the city.







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誠品26碼 /2681279790007
ISBN 13 /9780099519867
ISBN 10 /0099519860
EAN /9780099519867

頁數440
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
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