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An encyclopedia of fairies: Return to Book Page. Probably not a great idea to read straight through, given that it is an encyclopedia, and doing so took me forever and lead to a lot of encydlopedia passages, but it seems like a pretty good reference work, particularly since it covers folk fairy beliefs, tales and their tellers and collectors, rather than focusing on only one aspect of mostly British fairy tradition.
Encyclopedia of Fairies : Katharine M. Briggs :
The best source for fairies and strange creatures in literature and popular stories. Sometimes very slightly different names — not necessarily related to how similar they are in other respects. Katharine Mary Briggs No preview available – Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions An exhaustive treatment of the — ehem — Good Folk of the British Isles.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I’ll just have to keep my eyes open. If I could I’d buy a copy. At the time of her death she had been working on a memoir of her childhood days in Scotland and Hampstead, where enccylopedia love of folklore began. Briggs offers a detailed look at fairy beliefs, stories briggx This book was a great favorite of mine as a child. Is there anything else to say? How many stories were born from its pages?
Other editions – View all An Encyclopedia of Fairies: How many hands have held this book? As well as the usual index and bibliography, the book also has an Index of Types and Motifsby which folklore tales have been categorised, thus making it easy katharin compare similarities between stories which sometimes span the length of the land.
Irish Folk Tales Henry Glassie.
Encyclopedia of Fairies : Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies and Other Supernatural Creatures
A wonderful compendium of the folkloric inhabitants of the British Isles. Though these books brought a small amount of interest, it was not until the s and s, following the deaths of her sisters and mother, that Briggs became a renowned folklorist. Fantastic folklore, and the histories of the beliefs. Description A complete guide to fairy lore from the Middle Ages to the present that recounts and examines fairy tales, describes the food, sports, sizes, and powers of fairies, and calls attention to the traditional ways in which people protected themselves against the dangers of night travel show more.
When Briggs was 12 her father had Dalbeathie House built in Perthshire and the family moved permanently to Scotland; however, tragedy struck when he died two years later.
African-American Folktales Roger D. Briggs offers a detailed look at fairy beliefs, stories and customs from the British Isles. A wonderful compendium of the folkloric inhabitants of the British Isles.
Like Keightley’s Fairy mythology, I bought this paperback in the early s and now, sadly, the spine’s giving way and all the pages are starting to tumble out. I can see ‘A Dictionary of Fairies’ becoming my companion, and I wonder how many other authors my copy has guided along the way? Jun 18, Matt rated it it was amazing. However, for its scope, this book cannot be beaten. In the edition I got out the library the illustration pages in the center of the book were inserted upside-down.
Published by Pantheon first published January This book has been absolutely indispensable and one of my best purchases. Like its contents, this book is magical. The encyclopedic nature means you can return to it again and again, but if you have any interest in fairies at all I’d be willing to bet you’ll read it cover to cover. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.
Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, & Other Supernatural Creatures
In she published another children’s book, Kate Crackernutsand became involved with the Folklore Society of the UK, later being elected as its president in Latin American Folktales John Bierhorst. To ask other readers questions about Encyclopedia of Fairiesplease sign up. This also covers themes fairy thefts, virtues valued by fairiesa number of classic folk tales and profiles several prominent folklorists.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Jan 25, Laurel Norton rated it it was amazing. The Best Books of The Briggs family, originally from Yorkshire, had built up a fortune in the 18th and 19th centuries through coal mining and owned a large colliery in Normanton, West Yorkshire.
In the edition I got out the library the illustration pages in the center of the This is a wonderful book and if you have any use for a reference book on fairies, folklore etc. Like its contents, this book I bought this as a ‘one-click’ second hand purchase, with no notion I was buying something with a soul. Aug 15, Emma marked it as to-read. Really good reference for the fey. Jun 18, Maggie Stiefvater rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was followed by Hobberdy Dicka children’s story about a hobgoblin in Puritan England.
Other editions – View all An Encyclopedia of Fairies: A great guide to fairy lore from the Middle Ages to the present. View all 3 comments. Dec 27, Jewels rated it it was amazing Shelves: A Dictionary of Fairies: