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The Book of Hallowe'en

The Book of Hallowe'en by Ruth Edna Kelley

The Book of Hallowe'en by Ruth Edna Kelley is a detailed and informative exploration of the history, traditions, and folklore surrounding the holiday of Halloween. Kelley delves into the origins of Halloween, tracing its roots back to ancient Celtic festivals and pagan rituals. She explores the evolution of Halloween over the centuries, highlighting how it has been influenced by various cultures and religious beliefs.

One of the most fascinating aspects of the book is Kelley's examination of the various customs and traditions associated with Halloween. She discusses the origins of popular Halloween symbols such as jack-o'-lanterns, witches, and black cats, shedding light on their significance and meaning.

Kelley's writing style is engaging and accessible, making the book an enjoyable and educational read. She presents a wealth of information in a clear and concise manner, allowing readers to easily comprehend the complex history of Halloween.

Overall, The Book of Hallowe'en is a must-read for anyone interested in learning more about the history and traditions of Halloween. Kelley's meticulous research and thorough exploration of the subject make this book a valuable resource for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of this beloved holiday.

Book Description:

This book is intended to give the reader an account of the origin and history of Hallowe’en, how it absorbed some customs belonging to other days in the year,—such as May Day, Midsummer, and Christmas.
The context is illustrated by selections from ancient and modern poetry and prose, related to Hallowe’en ideas.

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Reviews (Rated: 3 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - May 7, 2014
Look at the chapter titles as they say it all. I didn't find this as interesting as I expected to. I did enjoy and appreciate chapter 5.

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