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The vanishing people : fairy lore and legends

Author: Katharine Mary Briggs
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katharine Mary Briggs
ISBN: 0394502485 9780394502489
OCLC Number: 4055969
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
The supernatural passage of time in Fairyland --
The origins of fairy beliefs and beliefs about fairy origins --
The Trooping Fairies --
House spirits --
Nature fairies --
Fairy habitations --
Fairy midwives and fairy changelings --
Captives in Fairyland --
Powers exercised by the fairies --
Fairy dealings with mortals --
Fairy patrons and fairy wives --
Fairy morality --
Fairy sports --
Notes and references --
Glossary of fairies --
Book list --
Index of tale types --
Motif index --
General index.
Responsibility: Katharine Briggs ; ill. by Mary I. French.

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