Mysterious New England

by Austin N. Stevens (Compiler)

Paperback, 1971



Call number

F4.6 .S7


Yankee Books (1971)


Presenting the Dark Side of New England -- its ghosts, vampires, legends, beasts, witches, and devils. A colorful tapestry of old Yankee tradition, a bizarre pattern stained with guilt and suffering and woven with the hard fiber of Puritan madness.

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LibraryThing member Othemts
On a visit to Brattleboro this summer I was reminded of the story "Wings Over Brattleboro" from this compilation of stories from Yankee Magazine about the creepy, weird, and unusual in New England. I remember enjoying these stories as a preteen - although I probably never read the book end to end - so I decided to check it out for some spooky October reading. I was a bit disappointed, as many of the stories are written in the bland, straightforward prose of mid-century magazine writers that don't do justice to their subject. But many stories stick out, some I remember from decades ago, and some are new delights. These include the wandering Old Leather Man, some eerie ghost tales, Micah Rood's blood-stained apples, the loss of the Willey Family to a landslide that spared their house, lots of unusual carvings and structures that predate European colonialism, ghost towns, and a violent bird war over Brattleboro.… (more)


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Physical description

6 inches


0911658866 / 9780911658866


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