The Vanishing Hitchhiker
American Urban Legends and Their Meanings
ISBN10: 0393951693 ISBN13: 9780393951691 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Feb 1 1989 Pages: 224 Weight: 0.55lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Folklore scholar Jan Harold Brunvand assembles the best-known urban legends--including "The Hook," "The Spider in the Hairdo," and "The Baby-Sitter and the Man Upstairs"--and provides an enlightening and entertaining analysis of their variants and evolution. The Vanishing Hitchhiker was Professor Brunvand's first popular book on urban legends, and it remains a classic. The culmination of twenty years of collection and research, this book is a must-have for urban legend lovers.