Legendary Connecticut

Trade Paper – $17.95

ISBN 978-1-880684-05-4
Publication Date
July 1995
Page Count
303 pages
Trim Size
7 x 10

Legendary Connecticut

Traditional Tales from the Nutmeg State
David E. Philips

From Litchfield's great church stove war to Hartford's Charter Oak to Stonington's infamous Lantern Hill, these traditional tales from the Nutmeg State span four centuries of Connecticut history. Personal legends, narratives, anecdotes, and supernatural stories—all are fascinating, humorous and rich with the history and lore of the land.
About the Author

David E. Phillips was a professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University for twenty-eight years, until he retired in 1990. He died in 1998.

"The book...is full of tales of extraordinary people, events and places that make up Connecticut's surprisingly rich tradition." —The New York Times

"Such a book is long overdue. David Philips (is) . . . a consummate story teller, a cross between Charles Kuralt and Vincent Price." —The New London Day

"Legendary Connecticut is lovely, and it is loving. Philips has a way with words, and he likes to tell a story. It's evident, and his appreciation for history is strong. Any Connecticut resident, ardent New Englander, sometime-weekender, history or folk-lore buff will appreciate Philips' effort." —The Lakeville Journal

"As you read about Coventry's eccentric preacher Lorenzo Dow or about the Bride's Brook legend in East Lyme, you realize that these stories will never go away or become outdated. They, along with the landscape of our region, are permanently etched into our human experience." —The Coventry Journal