The Fairies in Tradition and Literature
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By (author) Katharine M. Briggs
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Fairies in Tradition and Literature by Katharine M. Briggs
Book DescriptionFairies fascinate young and old alike. To some they offer tantalizing glimpses of other worlds, to others a subversive counterpoint to human arrogance and weakness. Like no other author, Katharine Briggs throughout her work communicated the thrill and delight of the world of fairies, and in this book she articulated for the first time the history of that world in tradition and literature. From every period and every country, poets and storytellers have described a magical world inhabited by elfin spirits. Capricious and vengeful, or beautiful and generous, they've held us in thrall for generations. And on a summer's morn, as the dew dries softly on the grass, if you kneel and look under a toadstool, well ...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415286015
(198mm x 129mm x 27mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Katharine M. Briggs
Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language, Hardback (February 2016)View all books by Katharine M. Briggs
A classic in folklore scholarship arranged in 2 parts. Folk Narratives contains tales told for edification or delight, but not thought to be factually true. Folk Legends presents tales the tellers believed to be records of actual events.
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Author Biography - Katharine M. Briggs
Katharine Briggs (1898-1980). Eminent folklorist and former president of the Folklore Society.
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