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The fairies in English tradition and literature

Author: Katharine Mary Briggs
Publisher: [Chicago] University of Chicago Press [1967]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katharine Mary Briggs
OCLC Number: 712523
Notes: London ed. (Routledge & K. Paul) has title: The fairies in tradition and literature.
Description: x, 261 pages illustrations 23 cm
Contents: PART ONE: The Fairy Peoples --
I. Historic survey --
II. The fairy realms --
III. Tutelary spirits --
IV. Forgotten Gods and nature spirits --
V. The host of the dead --
VI. Hobgoblins and Imps --
VII. Giants, Hags and Monsters --
VIII. Fairy beasts --
IX. Fairy plants --
X. Regional differences --
PART TWO: Traffic with Fairies --
XI. The fairy dependence --
XII. Time and seasons --
XIII. Fairy Morality: The double strain --
XIV. Changelings and midwives --
XV. Fairy wives and fairy lovers --
XVI. Fairy encounters and odd experiences --
XVII. Human opinions --
PART THREE: Some Literary Fairies --
XVIII. The Poets: eighteenth century --
XIX. The Poets: the nineteenth century and after --
XX. The foreign invasion --
XXI. The moralists --
XXII. Folklorist and collectors --
XXIII. The humourists --
XXIV. Whimsy --
XXV. Something to bite on --
Appendix I. Fairy Types and individuals --
II. Extracts from fairy poems --
III. The Cottingley fairies.
Responsibility: [by] K.M. Briggs.

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