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Troublesome things : a history of fairies and fairy stories

Author: Diane Purkiss
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Purkiss
ISBN: 014028172X 9780140281729
OCLC Number: 676966282
Description: xii, 356 pages [8] pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: Ancient worlds --
Medieval dreams --
Birth and death : fairies in Scottish witch-trials --
Desire of gold and the good neighbours : the uses of fairies --
The fairy goes literary : Puck and others --
Into the Enlightenment --
Victorian fairies --
Tinker Bell's magic and the fairies' call to war --
Photographing fairies, and a Celtic revival --
Fairy bubbles and alien abductions.
Responsibility: Diane Purkiss.

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