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Virginia folk legends

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Published by University Press of Virginia in Charlottesville .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Virginia.
    • Subjects:
    • Virginia Writers" Project.,
    • Legends -- Virginia.,
    • Tales -- Virginia.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited by Thomas E. Barden.
      SeriesPublications of the American Folklore Society. New series, Publications of the American Folklore Society.
      ContributionsBarden, Thomas E.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGR110.V8 V57 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 347 p. :
      Number of Pages347
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1534571M
      ISBN 100813913314, 0813913357
      LC Control Number91012422

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