Long regarded as folklife classics, Henry Charlton Beck's books are vivid recreations of the back roads, small towns, and legends that give New Jersey its special character. Rutgers University Press is pleased to make these important books available again in newly designed editions.
Father Henry Charlton Beck, who lived in New jersey nearly all his life, was the author of numerous books on new Jersey folklife, state editor of the Camden
Courier-Postand writer for the Newark
Star-Ledger.He is considered New Jersey's first folklorist and his painstaking work has left us with a rich collection of tales.