Fairies in Tradition and Literature by Katharine M. Briggs
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Fairies in Tradition and Literature
By Katharine M. Briggs

The Fairies in Tradition and Literature

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Fairies in Tradition and Literature by Katharine M. Briggs

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Fairies 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 Details

ISBN: 9780415286015
ISBN-10: 0415286018
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 27mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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